Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Something New, Something Old
Another point about tabs. By double-clicking any tab you can submerge, or minimize, the buttons
populating the tabs in order to streamline the appearance of the top of your worksheet, as seen in
Figure 1–12:
Figure 1–12. The 2010 tabs, after having minimized the button groups
(You actually need to double-click a tab twice to achieve this effect. The first double-click takes you to
the button contents of the tab on which you’ve clicked; the second double-click minimizes all the buttons.)
Double-clicking any tab heading returns all the buttons to view (you can also minimize by right-clicking
an y whe r e amon g the tab n ame s an d se l e cti n g Mi n i mi ze the Ri bbon on the r e sul ti n g dr opdown me n u.
You can also minimize the ribbon by clicking the caret-like up arrow in the upper far-right of the screen,
right above the ribbon. Clicking that arrow a second then restores the ribbon to view.
Something New, Something Old
In addition, some—but not all—of the groups populating the tabs feature a small, right-pointing arrow
in their lower right corner, revealingly called the dialog box launcher, see Figure 1–13:
Figure 1–13. Where to find the dialog box launcher
If you simply rest your mouse atop one of these arrows without clicking yet, a small description of
what’s going to happen after you do click bobs to the spreadsheet surface. In the case of our group
above, the description states, “Shows the Font Tab of the Format Cells dialog box” (along with a
keyboard equivalent of the command you’re about to execute). Go ahead and click, and you’ll call up
this object shown in Figur e 1– 14:
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