Windows, and programs running under Windows, give access to actions using menus. XE "menus" The menu bar runs across the top of a window, listing a word for each menu that can be dropped. Clicking on a word in the menu bar drops a menu, and clicking on a word in this menu takes the next step.
In some cases, the next step will be another menu (the triangular pointer), or will require user inputs (the ellipsis
, or three dots.)
This book uses a shorthand notation for menu actions. When an instruction is to click
File in the menu bar, and then click
in the menu, the text merely instructs you to click