Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Using the Ribbon
ScreenTips provide the following information:
The official name of the command (which is Format Painter in Figure 1-16)
The equivalent keystroke shortcut you can use to run the command
(which is Ctrl+Shift+C in the figure)
A short explanation of what the command does
To view the ScreenTip for any icon on the Ribbon, move the mouse pointer
over that icon and wait a few seconds for the ScreenTip to appear.
Shortcut keystrokes let you choose a command from the keyboard without
the hassle of clicking a tab and then clicking the icon buried inside that tab.
Most shortcut keystrokes consist of two or three keys, such as Ctrl+P or
Displaying dialog boxes
On each tab, the Ribbon displays related commands in a group. For
example, the Home tab groups the Cut, Copy, and Paste commands within the
Clipboard group and the text alignment and line spacing commands within
the Paragraph group.
Although you can choose the most commonly used commands directly from
the Ribbon, Word often contains dozens of additional commands that don’t
appear on the Ribbon. To access these more obscure commands, you need
to open a dialog box.
In the bottom-right corner of a group of icons on the Ribbon, you’ll see the
Show Dialog Box icon, which looks like an arrow pointing diagonally
downward, as shown in Figure 1-17.
Not every group of icons on the Ribbon displays the Show Dialog Box icon.