Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Using Fly-out Menus and Galleries
Figure 3.1.
Figure 3.1. Detail of the Clipboard group of the Home tab of the ribbon.
Detail of the Clipboard group of the Home tab of the ribbon.
The mantra of the ribbon is to use pictures and words. Many people have
seen the little whisk broom icon in previous versions of Excel but never knew
what it did. In Excel 2013, the same icon has the words Format Painter
next to it. When you hover, the tooltip offers paragraphs explaining what
the tool does. The tooltip also offers a little-known trick: You can double-
click the Format Painter to copy the formatting to many places.
Using Fly-out Menus and Galleries
The ribbon fits more commands in a smaller space by using new types of con-
trols that were not available with the Excel 2003 menu bar and toolbars.
In Figure 3.1 , the Cut icon is a pure command. You click the icon and Excel cuts
the selection onto the Clipboard. In contrast, the Paste and Copy icons are
a new type of element comprised of a button and a drop-down. If you click the
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