You can access the commands provided by Gnumeric using several methods. These methods are explained here. The most important commands are explained in the rest of this chapter. We explain all of the commands in later chapters of this manual.
3.4.1. Using Menu Commands
The menus provide the simplest way for you to get to all of the commands provided by Gnumeric. These menus work like those in any GNOME application: you click on the menu to open it, you drag the mouse cursor onto the menu and then release the mouse button (or click again) while the cursor is above a menu entry to execute that command. For further information, see Section 4.2 ― Menus.
3.4.2. Using Toolbar Button Commands
The buttons on the toolbars are quite simple to use. You simply place the mouse cursor above one of the buttons and press the left mouse button to perform the command and it will either execute immediately or open a dialog window to obtain further information first. For further information on the toolbar button commands, see Section 4.4 ― Toolbars.
3.4.3. Using Context Menu Commands
In many situations, Gnumeric provides a menu right under the mouse cursor if the right hand mouse button is clicked. This menu contains different entries depending on where the mouse cursor is when you click the right hand mouse button. For further information, see Section 4.3 ― Context Menus.
3.4.4. Using Keyboard Shortcut Commands
You can trigger certain common commands by using a combination of keys. The menu entries are often followed by a combination of keys which you can use to trigger that command. For instance, to save the file which you are currently using, you can jointly type the control key and the s key (i.e. Ctrl+S). For further information, see Appendix B ― Keybinding Reference.