Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Chapter 3: Custom-tailoring the Excel workspace
Figure 3-1 The outline on the right side of the dialog box controls the ribbon’s structure.
The Customize Ribbon category in the Excel Options dialog box displays two scrollable lists.
The Choose Commands From list on the left displays commands you can use to create your
own command groups and tabs. The list on the right shows the current contents of the
ribbon as a collapsible outline, making it easy to see the ribbon’s structure. The first level
of the outline represents tabs, and the second level of the outline represents command
groups, corresponding to the labels at the bottom of each group (Clipboard, Font,
Alignment, and so on) on the ribbon. Click the plus sign icons to reveal the subordinate groups
and commands. Many groups have additional plus signs that expose another level of
commands. For example, Figure 3-2 shows the outline for the Font group fully expanded. There
are a lot of commands in this one group—more than you can see at once.
Some items in the outline might be wider than can be displayed in the dialog box
at its default size. Just drag any border of the dialog box to make it wider or deeper.
The next few figures were created after making the dialog box a bit larger for ease of