When you create a database or open an existing one, FirstOffice's desktop will appear, with the Master Control panel in the centre of the screen. You can use the icons in this panel as shortcuts to different parts of the program.

You can carry out most operations in FirstOffice in three different ways:

  • Selecting an option from a menu

  • Clicking a button in the Master Control panel

  • With a keyboard command
Use the method you feel most comfortable with. In the beginning you may find it easiest to select from menus or from the Master Control panel, but when you get more used to the program, you will find the keyboard commands faster to work with.