Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Backstage View in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Click New for options that allow you to create a new document, workbook, or presentation.
You can begin with a blank slate or use an existing document or template as your
starting point. Although it isn’t immediately obvious, all three of the document-centric Office
programs include a collection of useful templates that are worth exploring. Figure 3-2, for
example, shows the many variations on standard calendars available in PowerPoint. The
New tab also includes a search box to help you explore the enormous collection of
categorized templates available online at Office.com.
Figure 3-2 Click New in Office Backstage view and browse through a broad selection of
templates for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint (shown here).
For a full discussion of how to find, use, and manage Office templates, see “Using Templates
to Streamline Document Creation” on page 97.
Click Print for access to local and network printers. From this information-rich tab, you
can adjust printer settings, preview all or part of a document, and adjust options for the
current print job, such as the number of copies to be printed. You’ll notice some subtle
per-program differences in available options; you have direct access to headers and footers
in PowerPoint, for example, but must click Page Setup to reach the equivalent settings in
Word and Excel.