The Resource Window is used to open any book or document in your WORDsearch library. By default it is pinned open, but it can also be set to auto-hide to give you more room for books on screen. Even when hidden, it is always partially visible on the left side of the WORDsearch program as a tall thin strip.
Opening the Resource Window
The area outlined in red shows the Resource window in its closed state. Hover your mouse over or click in this area to open the Resource window. The Resource window will stay open until you move your mouse cursor to the right. Once your cursor is no longer over the Resource window it will hide itself.
Tip: If you find yourself accidentally opening the Resource window by moving your mouse over it when you don’t intend to, you can change its behavior so that it will only open when you click on it.
Pinning Open the Window
If you want the Resource window to stay open, you can pin it open by using the thumbtack button in the upper right. In the picture to the left, the thumbtack has been outlined in red. Click once to “pin” the window open, click again to put the window into the mode in which it will hide itself once you move your cursor off the window.
At the top of the window is a toolbar. You can use this toolbar to change the behavior of the Resource window.
Use this button to access options.
Use this Sections button to show or hide sections.
Use this to filter books so that you can quickly find a book by title or author. To exit “filter mode” clear the text.
To open or close a section you can click on the section header, or click the buttons outlined in red.
Clicking the “X” button removes a section from the Resource window entirely. If you change your mind and want to restore a section, click the Sections button in the Resource window toolbar (see above).
Most sections in the Resource window have folders that are used to organize their contents. To open or close all folders in a section, use the plus and minus buttons in the section header.
There’s this week’s quick tip! Do you usually have your Resource window pinned open or hidden? Let us know in the comments below!