Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
OFF 10 Office
Getting Started with Microsoft Office 2007
4. Click the Microsoft Excel – Book1 button on the taskbar. The Excel program win-
dow is displayed.
5. Click the Zoom In button on the status bar two times. The workspace magni-
fies to 120%. This is the zoom percentage that matches the rest of the Excel fig-
ures shown in these tutorials.
6. Click the Document1 – Microsoft Word button on the taskbar. The Word pro-
gram window is displayed.
Using the Ribbon
The Ribbon at the top of the program window just below the title bar is the main set of
commands that you click to execute tasks. The Ribbon is organized into tabs. Each tab
has commands related to particular activities. For example, in Word, the Insert tab on the
Ribbon provides access to all the commands for adding objects such as shapes, pages,
tables, illustrations, text, and symbols to a document. Although the tabs differ from pro-
gram to program, the first tab in each program, called the Home tab, contains the com-
mands for the most frequently performed activities, including cutting and pasting,
changing fonts, and using editing tools. In addition, the Insert, Review, View, and Add-Ins
tabs appear on the Ribbon in all the Office programs except Access, although the com-
mands they include might differ from program to program. Other tabs are program spe-
cific, such as the Design tab in PowerPoint and the Datasheet tab in Access.
To use the Ribbon tabs:
1. In Word, point to the Insert tab on the Ribbon. The Insert tab is highlighted,
though the Home tab with the options for using the Clipboard and formatting text
remains visible.
2. Click the Insert tab. The Ribbon displays the Insert tab, which provides access to
all the options for adding objects such as shapes, pages, tables, illustrations, text,
and symbols to a document. See Figure 8.
Figure 8
Insert tab on the Ribbon
selected
Insert tab
Tip
To view more workspace,
you can reduce the Ribbon
to a single line by double-
clicking any tab on the
Ribbon. Double-click any
tab again to redisplay the
full Ribbon.
Ribbon
displays the
options for the
selected tab
docum e nt zoomed
to page width
3. Click the Home tab on the Ribbon. The Ribbon displays the Home options.
Clicking Button Icons
Each button , or icon, on the tabs provides one-click access to a command. Most buttons
are labeled so that you can easily find the command you need. For the most part, when
you click a button, something happens in your file. If you want to repeat that action, you
 
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