Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Finding Your Way Around the Office Interface
The File tab and Backstage
In the upper-left corner of the window is the File tab (see Figure 1-3). Clicking
the File tab opens the Backstage (Microsoft’s word, not mine). As shown in
Figure 1-4, the Backstage offers commands for creating, opening, and saving
files, as well as performing other file-management tasks. Notice the Options
command on the Backstage. You can choose Options to open the Options
dialog box and tell the application you are working in how you want it to work.
To leave the Backstage and return to the application window, click the Back
button. This button is located in the upper-left corner of the Backstage.
The Quick Access toolbar
No matter where you travel in an Office program, you see the Quick Access
toolbar in the upper-left corner of the screen (refer to Figure 1-3). This
toolbar offers three necessary buttons: the all-important Save button, the trusty
Undo button, and the convenient Repeat button. You can place more buttons
on the Quick Access toolbar as well as move the toolbar lower in the window.
I explain how to customize the Quick Access toolbar in Book IX, Chapter 1.
The Ribbon and its tabs
Across the top of the screen is the Ribbon, an assortment of different tabs (see
Figure 1-3) ; click a tab to view a different set of commands and undertake a task.
For example, click the Home tab to format text; click the Insert tab to insert a
table or chart. Each tab offers a different set of buttons, menus, and galleries.