Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Opening Office Programs
Chapter 1
Discovering Office Common Features
Working with Office Elements
Designed to adjust to the way you work, instead of
the traditional Windows menu bar and standard
toolbars, the Office applications use a Ribbon.
Take a look at Figure 1-2, and let’s take a stroll
through an Excel window and review some of the
Office elements.
Closing the File Only
Optionally, click the File tab and choose
Close. The current file closes, but the current
program remains open.
File tab Quick Access Toolbar Ribbon Title bar
Figure 1-2
The Office Ribbon is designed to provide the right tool at the right time.
Title bar: Across the top you see a title bar
that shows the program title and the
document title. If you are working with a
document created in an earlier version of Office,
you may see the words Compatibility Mode
displayed. You’ll learn about Compatibility
Mode later in this chapter.
three icons next to the File tab. By default,
the Office Quick Access Toolbar (QAT)
functions include Save, Undo, and Redo. You can
click the arrow next to the QAT and
customize it to better meet your needs.
Ribbon: If you hover your cursor over the
Ribbon area containing tabs, which are
taskorientated screens, a description of the
feature appears in an Enhanced ScreenTip. The
tabs are also broken down into subsections
called groups, which break the tasks into
smaller areas. Figure 1-3 shows the Excel
Insert tab, which includes the Tables,
Illustrations, Charts, Links, and Text groups.
As you click a different tab, the Ribbon
changes to reflect options pertaining to the
selected tab.
File tab: The first tab on the Ribbon, the
File tab is where you see the Backstage view
and access many common file functions
such as Open, Save, and Print. It’s also
where you’ll exit the application when you
are finished.
Quick Access Toolbar: The Office Quick
Access Toolbar, which is the only toolbar,
provides fast and easy access to basic file
functions. Hover your cursor over any of the
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