Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
The ribbon and tabs: Finding the features you want
▪ The Project tab contains commands that usually apply to the entire plan, such as
setting the plan’s working time.
▪ The View tab helps you control what you see in the Project window and how that
▪ Contextual tabs, such as the Format tab (other contextual tabs you might see include
Design and Layout ) will vary, depending on what kind of information is displayed in
the active view, or what kind of item is selected at the time. For example, when a task
view like the Gantt Chart view is displayed, the commands on the Format contextual
tab apply to tasks and Gantt Chart items like Gantt bars. The current context of the
Format tab appears above the tab label—Gantt Chart Tools, for example.
TIP You can double-click a tab label to collapse or expand the ribbon. You can also view a
collapsed tab by single-clicking the tab label, and then selecting the command you want.
Let’s look more closely at the tabs.
Like all tabs, the Task tab contains a large number of commands, and these commands are
organized into groups. The Task tab includes the View, Clipboard, Font, and other groups.
If you enabled touch input (on the Quick Access Toolbar in the upper-left corner of the
Project window, click the Touch/Mouse Mode button), the commands on the ribbon appear
larger and some lack text labels.
Some commands perform an immediate action, while other commands lead you to more
options. Next, you’ll look at different tabs and types of command buttons.
Click the Resource tab label.
The Resource tab replaces the Task tab.