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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Ribbon_ As Used In Microsoft Word 2007

When you first open Microsoft Word 2007, you might be surprised by its new look, that its window is quite very different from Microsoft Word 2003 and earlier versions. The truth is, most of the changes/improvement of Word 2007 from earlier version are in the Ribbon, the area that spans the top of the Word window.

The file menus and toolbars in the previous version of Microsoft Word have been replaced with the Ribbon, which is part of the Microsoft Office Fluent user interface.

The Ribbon is designed to help it users (you) quickly find the commands that needed to complete a task. These commads are organized/arranged in logical groups, which are collected together under tabs.
Each tab relates to a type of activity, such as writing or laying out a page, similar to menus. To reduce clutter/disarray, some tabs are shown only when needed, for example, the Picture Tools tab is shown only when a picture is selected.

The Ribbon was thoroughly researched and designed from users' experiences so that commands are in the optimal/best position so as to make work easier and faster.

The Main Point
The Ribbon is the section of the Microsoft Word 2007 window located below the Quick Access Toolbar. It bring the most popular commands to the forefront, so you do not have to go hunt the various parts of the program for things/command you use frequently.



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