Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Figure 1-3: The Ribbon.
The Ribbon can be shown or hidden by using commands on the Ribbon menu in the upper-right
corner of the Word window (refer to Figure 1-2 ). You can also hide the Ribbon by clicking the
Hide Ribbon button shown in Figure 1-3 . This topic assumes that the Ribbon is visible, and I
recommend that you keep it that way as you discover the wonders of Word.
The Windows taskbar, located at the bottom of the screen, is a part of Windows itself and not
Word. However, as you open documents in Word, buttons representing those documents appear
on the Windows taskbar.
You can customize the Quick Access Toolbar (refer to Figure 1-2 ) to add your own
commands, groups, and tabs. It’s a topic I cover in Chapter 29 .
Working with Word on a tablet
If you’re using Word on a tablet, you can adjust the spacing between buttons on the Ribbon by
activating Touch mode. Follow these steps:
1. Click or touch the Customize Quick Access Toolbar button.
The button is shown in the margin and found near the upper-left corner of the screen.
2. Choose Touch/Mouse Mode.
The Touch/Mouse Mode button appears on the Quick Access toolbar, as shown in the margin.
3. Touch the Touch/Mouse Mode button and choose the command Touch.
The space between items on the Ribbon increases.
Hopefully, the extra space helps forgive how large your fingers are as you attempt to use Word on
your mobile computing device or on a computer with a touchscreen monitor.
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