Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Using the Ribbon
Moving the Quick Access toolbar
The Quick Access toolbar can appear in one of two places:
Above the Ribbon (its default location)
Below the Ribbon
To move the Quick Access toolbar, follow these steps:
1. Click the Customize Quick Access Toolbar arrow.
A pull-down menu appears.
2. Choose Place Quick Access Toolbar Below (or Above) the Ribbon.
If the Quick Access toolbar currently appears over the Ribbon, you’ll see
the Place Quick Access Toolbar Below the Ribbon command.
If the Quick Access toolbar appears under the Ribbon, you’ll see the
Place Quick Access Toolbar Above the Ribbon command.
Using the Ribbon
With Office 2007, Microsoft abandoned the traditional pull-down menu bars
and replaced them with the Ribbon, which organizes commands into
categories called contextual tabs. Office 2010 uses the same Ribbon interface but
with a slightly different look. If you’re already familiar with Office 2007, you’ll
have no trouble learning Office 2010. If you’ve never used Office 2007, take
some time to get acquainted with the Ribbon interface. At first it might seem
strange, but over time, you’ll see how handy it can be.
Each tab displays a different group of commands. For example, the Page
Layout tab displays only those commands related to designing a page, and
the Insert tab displays only those commands related to inserting items into
a file, such as a page break or a picture, as shown in Figure 1-11. The Ribbon
usually shows the Home tab when you start.
Using the Ribbon is a two-step process. First, you must click the tab that
contains the command you want. Second, you click the actual command.
Tabs act exactly like traditional pull-down menus. Whereas a pull-down menu
simply displays a list of commands, tabs display a list of icons that represent