Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Managing Programs and Documents in Office Backstage View
Managing Programs and Documents in Office
Just below the title bar in every Office program, you’ll see a white File heading on a brightly
colored background. This can’t-miss target is available at the left side of the ribbon in every
As you might guess from the name, the list of choices available when you click File is very
much like the list of functions found on the File menu in Office 2003 and earlier editions.
(In Office 2007, these options were buried, confusingly, beneath a glowing orb containing
the Office logo. In Office 2010, the location of the File menu is much more obvious.)
INSIDE OUT Use color coding to tell which program is which
In the default Silver theme, with one exception, every tab name in every Office
program is unobtrusive: black text on a gray background. The nonconformist is the File
heading, which sits at the left of the tab bar and stands out with white type on a
bold-colored background. Each Office program has its own designated color: Word
is blue, Excel green, OneNote purple, PowerPoint orange, and Outlook yellow. That
color scheme is consistent throughout a program’s design. The green Excel icon on
the Windows taskbar matches the green logo in the program’s title bar, and the green
background behind the File heading is echoed in the highlights on the list of options
directly beneath it.
Click File, and the contents of the program window are replaced by the new Office
Backstage view, shown in Figure 3-1.