Re: FAQ -- why the MSDI interface? (aka, no pagers please)

Subject: Re: FAQ -- why the MSDI interface? (aka, no pagers please)
From: Paul Rohr (
Date: Sun Aug 19 2001 - 14:28:42 CDT

At 10:29 PM 8/18/01 -0400, JAL wrote:
>Every version of Word for Windows 2.0 and up (maybe 1.0, I forgot) has a
>larger parent window in which the document's child window resides. The
>true SDI versions offer a full set of titlebar buttons (min, max,
>close), and the MSDI versions have only the close button. If the close
>button on the last child window or the File->Close menuitem is clicked,
>Word displays the parent window only: a titlebar, menubar, toolbars, and
>a gray background where the document would normally be.

I'm quite familiar with the UIs for versions of Word up through Word 97
(true MDI). I'm also getting the sense that Word 2000 has a more MSDI-like
UI, but from this description, I must still be missing some nuances here.

Time for some screen shots, I guess.


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