Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Starting and Using a Program
Quick Access Toolbar The Quick Access Toolbar , located initially (by default)
above the Ribbon at the left edge of the title bar, provides convenient, one-click access
to frequently used commands (Figure 14 on the previous page). The commands on the
Quick Access Toolbar always are available, regardless of the task you are performing. The
Quick Access Toolbar is discussed in more depth later in the chapter.
KeyTips If you prefer using the keyboard instead of the mouse, you can press the alt
key on the keyboard to display KeyTips , or keyboard code icons, for certain commands
(Figure 17). To select a command using the keyboard, press the letter or number displayed
in the KeyTip, which may cause additional KeyTips related to the selected command to
appear. To remove KeyTips from the screen, press the alt key or the esc key until all
KeyTips disappear, or click the mouse anywhere in the program window.
KeyTips appear when
you press ALT key on
To Display a Different Tab on the Ribbon
When you start Word, the Ribbon displays eight main tabs: File, Home, Insert, Page Layout, References,
Mailings, Review, and View. The tab currently displayed is called the active tab .
The following step displays the Insert tab, that is, makes it the active tab.
Click Insert on the
Ribbon to display the
Insert tab (Figure 18).
Click the other tabs
on the Ribbon to view
their contents. When
you are i nished,
click the Insert tab
to redisplay the
Insert tab has
If I am working in
a different Ofi ce
program, such as
PowerPoint or Access,
how do I display a
different tab on the
Follow this same procedure; that is, click the desired tab on the Ribbon.