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Main Menu

 

Screenshot of upper left portion of main WorkWORLD window, showing at top the program title bar, and below that the main menu bar with File, Situation, View, Tools, and Help items.

The Main Menu is located in the second row at the upper left-hand corner of your screen, directly below the title row at the very top. It consists of five choices explained below: File, Situation, View, Tools, and Help. Selecting one of these will cause the Sub-Menu for that choice to drop down.

You can select one of the choices either by clicking on it with your left mouse button or by holding down the "Alt" key and typing the underlined letter (File, Situation, View, Tools, or Help).

As your mouse moves over one of the choices, it will appear as a three-dimensional raised button. When you click on it, the button will appear depressed.

File

Select "File" from the Main Menu using either the mouse or keyboard (hold down the "Alt" key while pressing "F"):

 Screenshot of upper left portion of main WorkWORLD window, showing at top the program title bar, and below that the main menu bar with File item selected. or Depiction of keyboard key Alt. + Depiction of keyboard key letter F.

This will give you the following options (which you can then select using your mouse or by typing the underlined letter):

 Screenshot of File item on main menu, showing resulting drop down menu choices of New, Open..., Delete..., Close, Save, Save As..., Print..., Properties..., and Exit.

         New - to create a new file.

         Open - to open a previously saved file.

         Delete - to delete a previously saved file.

         Close - to close the currently open file.

         Save - to save the currently open file.

         Save As - to save the currently open file with a new name.

         Print - to print all or portions of the file.

         Properties - to name the file and add identifying information, if desired.

         Exit - to close the current file and exit WorkWORLD.

Situation

Select "Situation" from the Main Menu using either the mouse or keyboard (hold down the "Alt" key while pressing the "S" key):

 Screenshot of upper left portion of main WorkWORLD window, showing at top the program title bar, and below that the main menu bar with Situation item selected. or Depiction of keyboard key Alt. + Depiction of keyboard key letter S.

This will drop down the following options:

 Screenshot of Situation item on main menu, showing resulting drop down menu choices of New and Delete.

         New - Create a new situation

         Delete - Delete the situation your cursor is in

View

Select "View" from the Main Menu using either the mouse or keyboard (hold down the "Alt" key while pressing the "V" key):

 Screenshot of upper left portion of main WorkWORLD window, showing at top the program title bar, and below that the main menu bar with View item selected. or Depiction of keyboard key Alt. + Depiction of keyboard key letter V.

This will drop down the following options:

 Screenshot of View item on main menu, showing resulting drop down menu choices of Inputs, Outputs, Inputs & Outputs, SSI/DI, Housing, and Food Stamps.

         Inputs - to use all the available screen area below the toolbar for display of the input questions you answer. Makes it easier to compare the answers you supplied for multiple situations.

         Outputs - to use all the available screen area below the toolbar for display of the outputs the program generates. Makes it easier to compare the results of multiple situations.

         Inputs and Outputs - aptly named; splits the screen horizontally to show both inputs and outputs. Allows you to see the results of different inputs without making you remember what was different.

        SSI/DI - in the input screen, shows the first of the questions in the SSI/DI part of WorkWORLD questions; and in the output screen, shows the SSI/DI results.

        Housing - in the input screen, shows the first of the questions in the Section 8 part of WorkWORLD questions; and in the output screen, shows the Section 8 results.

        Food Stamps - in the input screen, shows the first of the questions in the Food Stamps part of WorkWORLD questions; and in the output screen, shows the Food Stamps results.

Tools

Select "Tools" from the Main Menu using either the mouse or keyboard (hold down the "Alt" key while pressing the "L" key):

 Screenshot of upper left portion of main WorkWORLD window, showing at top the program title bar, and below that the main menu bar with Tools item selected. or Depiction of keyboard key Alt. + Depiction of keyboard key letter L.

This will drop down the following options:

 Screenshot of Tools item on main menu, showing resulting drop down menu choices of Export..., Import..., Case Notes, and Speak.

         Export - allows you to export internal files to external case files, for use by others.

         Import - permits you to import external case files from others into the internal WorkWORLD database.

         Case Notes - allows you to write and store a text file containing any information you wish to save as part of the case.

         Speak - causes a slide-out option menu to appear with two options:

 Screenshot of Tools item on main menu, showing resulting drop down menu with Speak item selected and resulting fly-out menu showing choices of On and Off.

The slide-out menu has an On and Off option. The currently selected option will be grayed-out, since you cannot select it. Once you choose an option to turn speech on or off, WorkWORLD will remember that preference and use it the next time you start the program.

Help

Select "Help" from the Main Menu using either the mouse or keyboard (hold down the "Alt" key while pressing the "H" key):

 Screenshot of upper left portion of main WorkWORLD window, showing at top the program title bar, and below that the main menu bar with Help item selected. or Depiction of keyboard key Alt. + Depiction of keyboard key letter H.

This will drop down the following options:

 Screenshot of Help item on main menu, showing resulting drop down menu choices of Contents & Index and About WorkWORLD Personal.

         Contents and Index - to open the Table of Contents and tabs to Index and Find.

         About WorkWORLD - for the WorkWORLD version number, registration, and copyright information. Also leads to System Information screens.


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