Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Each time you start Word, the Ribbon appears the same way it did the last time you
used Word. The chapters in this topic, however, begin with the Ribbon appearing as it
did at the initial installation of the software. If you are stepping through this chapter on a
computer and you want your Ribbon to match the fi gures in this topic, read Appendix E.
In addition to the top-level tabs, Word displays other tabs, called contextual tabs ,
when you perform certain tasks or work with objects such as pictures or tables. If you
insert a picture in the document, for example, the Picture Tools tab and its related
subordinate Format tab appear (Figure 1–6). When you are fi nished working with the picture,
the Picture Tools and Format tabs disappear from the Ribbon. Word determines when
contextual tabs should appear and disappear based on tasks you perform. Some contextual
tabs, such as the Table Tools tab, have more than one related subordinate tab.
contextual
tabs
gallery scroll
arrows
button
text box
text box
scroll arrows
in-Ribbon gallery
More button
button arrow
Figure 1–6
Commands on the Ribbon include buttons, boxes (text boxes, check boxes, etc.),
and galleries (Figure 1–6). A gallery is a set of choices, often graphical, arranged in a grid
or in a list. You can scroll through choices on an in-Ribbon gallery by clicking the gallery’s
scroll arrows. Or, you can click a gallery’s More button to view more gallery options on
the screen at a time. Some buttons and boxes have arrows that, when clicked, also display
a gallery; others always cause a gallery to be displayed when clicked. Most galleries
support live preview , which is a feature that allows you to point to a gallery choice and see its
effect in the document — without actually selecting the choice (Figure 1–7).
as you move the mouse
pointer from one gallery
option to the next, Word
shows a preview of the
style in the document, so
you can decide whether you
want to select the option
picture changes to
Bevel Perspective
as you point to that
style in the gallery
clicking More
button displays
these additional
gallery options
Figure 1–7
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