New subscriber Linda Willan wrote to ask:
I’m so untaught that I don’t know the difference between menu bars and tool bars, and which functions each actually provides. Also, I have no idea how to access Word functions (like inserting symbols) while I’m on the Internet. I use Word 2007 and Mozilla Firefox 5.
I wrote back to Linda to explain that, putting it simply, a menu bar is the line of words across the top of a program window from which you can select things for the program to do.
A tool bar is any type of bar – words or icons. In Firefox, press and release the Alt key, then select View, and click on Toolbars – you’ll see all the different types of toolbars that Firefox offers. Another way to look at is that a menu bar is one variety of tool bar.
On the totally different subject of using Word functions when accessing the Internet, you can’t.
You can only use functions that are provided by the program you’re using to access the Internet (e.g., Firefox). Note that Firefox also has add-on’s (also called extensions) that can be used to expand Firefox’s capabilities.