Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
The Word 2010 Screen
— Close. Click this button to close the current window.
Note: If you have just one document open, clicking the upper-right Close button closes Word as well as
• Minimize Ribbon button. The ribbon (described below) takes up a fair chunk
of screen space. If you want to see more of your document as you work on it,
click the upper-right Minimize Ribbon button. When you do, the ribbon
disappears, leaving just the tabs across the top of the screen. To bring the ribbon back,
click the button again—or simply click whichever tab you want to use.
Tip: A quick way to minimize the ribbon (and expand it again): Press Ctrl+F1.
• Help button. Click the Help button when you want to search or browse through
Microsoft’s built-in Word help center.
• Ribbon . The ribbon shows the most commonly used buttons associated with a
certain task. Each task gets its own tab name, listed along the top of the ribbon:
— Home. This tab gathers together buttons you’ll use most often as you write,
divided into these sections: Clipboard (page 38), Font (page 47), Paragraph
(page 54), Styles (page 51), and Editing (page 41).
— Insert. Modern documents hold more than words and paragraphs. This tab
has buttons for inserting just about anything you might want: Pages (page
155), Tables (page 81), Illustrations (page 96), Links (page 170), Header &
Footer (page 73), Text (for special text effects, page 109 and page 202), and
Symbols (page 61).
— Page Layout. Here’s where you format your writing canvas and, if you
want, give it a theme, with buttons in these sections: Themes (page 181),
Page Setup (page 65), Page Background (page 68), Paragraph (page 54),
and Arrange (page 107). That last item has commands for positioning
images and graphics in your document.
— References. This tab helps you work with long, formal documents, thanks to
these sections: Table of Contents (page 173), Footnotes (page 158), Citations
and Bibliography (page 163), Captions (page 99), Index (page 174), and Table
of Authorities, which sounds like where you don’t want to sit at a school
banquet but is actually a list of references common in legal documents.
— Mailings. One of the great advantages of word processing is how easy it
makes mass mailings. This tab makes sending out a mailing even easier,
thanks to the buttons in these sections: Create (page 142 for printing
envelopes and page 147 for labels), Start Mail Merge (page 148), Write & Insert
Fields (page 154), Preview Results (page 154), and Finish (page 154).