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Sidebar: Adapting exercise steps
Adapting exercise steps
The screen images shown in this topic were captured at a screen resolution of 1024
× 768, at 100 percent magnification. If your settings are different, the ribbon on
your screen might not look the same as the one shown in this topic. For example,
you might have more or fewer buttons in each of the groups, the buttons you have
might be represented by larger or smaller icons than those shown, or the group
might be represented by a button that you click to display the group’s commands.
As a result, exercise instructions that involve the ribbon might require a little
adaptation. Our instructions use this format:
On the Insert tab, in the Illustrations group, click the Chart button.
If the command is in a list or on a menu, our instructions use this format:
On the Home tab, in the Editing group, click the Find arrow, and then click
Advanced Find .
Tip On subsequent instances of instructions located on the same tab or in
the same group, the instructions are simplified to reflect that we’ve already
established the working location.
If differences between your display settings and ours cause a button to appear
differently on your screen from the way it does in this topic, you can easily adapt
the steps to locate the command. First click the specified tab, and then locate the
specified group. If a group has been collapsed into a group list or under a group
button, click the list or button to display the group’s commands. If you can’t
immediately identify the button you want, point to likely candidates to display their
names in ScreenTips.
If you prefer not to have to adapt the steps, set up your screen to match ours while
you read and work through the exercises in this topic.
In this topic, we provide instructions based on the traditional keyboard and mouse
input methods. If you’re using the program on a touch-enabled device, you might
be giving commands by tapping with a stylus or your inger. If so, substitute a
tapping action any time we instruct you to click a user interface element. Also note
that when we tell you to enter information, you can do so by typing on a keyboard,
tapping an on-screen keyboard, or even speaking aloud, depending on your
computer setup and your personal preferences.