Microsoft® Office 2007 -The Magic Ribbon

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Published on August 25, 2008

Author: maggiev

Source: slideshare.net

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A powerpoint slideshow to introduce the new Ms Office 2007 ribbon interface

Get up to speed with the Office 2007 system Basic ICT Skills Getting to know Microsoft ® Office 2007

By the end of this e-torial, you will be able to: Find your way around Office 2007 Use the Office ribbon’s tabs, groups and commands to complete tasks Create your own command toolbar This e-torial make use of the following programmes or tools: Vista Operating system MS Office 2007 (or any of the other MS Office 2007 programmes Outcomes Tools Basic ICT Skills Getting to know Microsoft ® Office 2007

By the end of this e-torial, you will be able to:

Find your way around Office 2007

Use the Office ribbon’s tabs, groups and commands to complete tasks

Create your own command toolbar

This e-torial make use of the following programmes or tools:

Vista Operating system

MS Office 2007 (or any of the other MS Office 2007 programmes

When you open a 2007 Microsoft Office system program, you’ll see a lot that’s familiar. But you’ll also notice a new look at the top of the window. Menus and toolbars have been replaced by the Ribbon , which contains tabs that you click to get to commands. This presentation introduces you to the Ribbon and other new ways to make better documents, faster. Basic ICT Skills : Microsoft ® Office 2007 What is new?

Yes, there’s a lot of change to familiar Microsoft Office programs. But it’s good change. With the Ribbon, commands and other tools you need are now exposed and more readily available. Basic ICT Skills: Microsoft ® Office 2007 The Ribbon

The three parts of the Ribbon are tabs , groups , and commands . Tabs sit across the top of the Ribbon. Each one represents core tasks you do in a given program. Groups are sets of related commands. They remain on display and readily available, giving you rich visual aids. Commands are arranged in groups. A command can be a button, a menu, or a box where you enter information. Basic ICT Skills: Microsoft ® Office 2007 What is on the ribbon?

How do you get started? In Word 2007, for example, that’s the Home tab. It’s got the commands that people use most commonly when they write documents: font formatting commands ( Font group), paragraph options ( Paragraph group), and text styles ( Styles group). Begin with the first tab. Basic ICT Skills: Microsoft ® Office 2007 What is on the ribbon?

Commands are organized by how they’re used. Frequently used core commands no longer have to share space with a range of remotely related commands on a menu or toolbar. They’re the ones that get used, and so now they’re the ones most prominently featured. Basic ICT Skills: Microsoft ® Office 2007 How are commands organized?

Commands you use most are available on the Ribbon all the time. Others appear only when you need them, in response to an action you take. For example, the Picture Tools in Word appear on the Ribbon when you insert a picture, and they go away when you’re done. The Ribbon responds to your action. So don’t worry if you don’t see all the commands at all times. Take the first steps, and what you need will appear. Basic ICT Skills: Microsoft ® Office 2007 More commands, on command!

Sometimes an arrow, called the Dialog Box Launcher , appears in the lower-right corner of a group. This means more options are available for the group. On the Home tab, click the arrow in the Font group. For example, to get to a less commonly used font option in PowerPoint ® 2007: The Font dialog box opens, with the full selection of font commands. Basic ICT Skills: Microsoft ® Office 2007 More options if you need them

Are you familiar with the try-undo-try cycle? You make a change, it’s not what you want, and so you undo and keep trying until you get what you had in mind. Now you can see a live preview of your choice before you make a selection, which saves you time and gives you better results. Animation: Right-click on the picture above, and click Play . Basic ICT Skills: Microsoft ® Office 2007 Preview before you select

Are you familiar with the try-undo-try cycle? You make a change, it’s not what you want, and so you undo and keep trying until you get what you had in mind. Now you can see a live preview of your choice before you make a selection, which saves you time and gives you better results. Basic ICT Skills: Microsoft ® Office 2007 Preview before you select

Do you often use commands that aren’t as quickly available as you’d like? You can easily add them to the Quick Access Toolbar . Located above the Ribbon when you first start your Microsoft Office program, the Quick Access Toolbar puts commands where they’re always visible and near at hand. Animation: Right-click on the picture above, and click Play . Basic ICT Skills: Microsoft ® Office 2007 Put commands on your own toolbar

Do you often use commands that aren’t as quickly available as you’d like? You can easily add them to the Quick Access Toolbar . Located above the Ribbon when you first start your Microsoft Office program, the Quick Access Toolbar puts commands where they’re always visible and near at hand. Basic ICT Skills: Microsoft ® Office 2007 Put commands on your own toolbar

Everything described so far applies if your screen is set to high resolution and the program window is maximized. If not, things look different. Low resolution: If your screen is set to a low resolution, a few groups on the Ribbon will display the group name only, not the commands in the group. Click the arrow on the group button to display the commands. How? Like this: Basic ICT Skills: Microsoft ® Office 2007 Working with different screen resolutions

Low resolution: If your screen is set to a low resolution, a few groups on the Ribbon will display the group name only, not the commands in the group. Click the arrow on the group button to display the commands.

Everything described so far applies if your screen is set to high resolution and the program window is maximized. If not, things look different. Screen not maximized: Some groups will display only the group names. How? Like this: Tablet PCs: On those with smaller screens, the Ribbon adjusts to show smaller versions of tabs and groups. Basic ICT Skills: Microsoft ® Office 2007 Working with different screen resolutions

Screen not maximized: Some groups will display only the group names.

Tablet PCs: On those with smaller screens, the Ribbon adjusts to show smaller versions of tabs and groups.

Suggestions for practice Add a bulleted list in Word. Apply heading styles in Word. Insert a picture into a Word document. Format text in Word using the Mini toolbar. Add a button to the Quick Access Toolbar in Excel ® , and then delete one. Find more Excel options. Online practice (requires Word 2007 and Excel 2007, part of the 2007 Microsoft Office system) Basic ICT Skills: Microsoft ® Office 2007 Activities:

Add a bulleted list in Word.

Apply heading styles in Word.

Insert a picture into a Word document.

Format text in Word using the Mini toolbar.

Add a button to the Quick Access Toolbar in Excel ® , and then delete one.

Find more Excel options.

Online practice (Requires Word 2007 and Excel 2007, part of the 2007 Microsoft Office system) Basic ICT Skills: Microsoft ® Office 2007 Practice Activities:

The Paste, Cut, and Copy commands appear where on the Ribbon? (Pick one answer.) On the last tab. On the first tab. On the Quick Access Toolbar. Basic ICT Skills: Microsoft ® Office 2007 Assessment: Question 1

The Paste, Cut, and Copy commands appear where on the Ribbon? (Pick one answer.)

On the last tab.

On the first tab.

On the Quick Access Toolbar.

On the first tab. These commands are used frequently, so they logically appear on the first tab of the Ribbon. Of course, you can add them to the Quick Access Toolbar if you want. Basic ICT Skills: Microsoft ® Office 2007 Assessment: Answer

On the first tab.

You move from a computer with a high screen resolution to one with a low resolution. You don’t see the commands in one group. What do you do? (Pick one answer.) Click the View tab. Click the View toolbar. Click the arrow on the group button. Basic ICT Skills: Microsoft ® Office 2007 Assessment: Question 2

You move from a computer with a high screen resolution to one with a low resolution. You don’t see the commands in one group. What do you do? (Pick one answer.)

Click the View tab.

Click the View toolbar.

Click the arrow on the group button.

Click the arrow on the group button. If commands are not displayed, either because of screen resolution or because the program window isn’t maximized, you can display commands in a group by clicking the arrow on the group button. Basic ICT Skills: Microsoft ® Office 2007 Assessment: Answer

Click the arrow on the group button.

This tutorial was adapted by maggiev for the Department of Education for use by subject advisors, teachers and learners All e-turials can be found on the Thutong portal: www.thutong.org.za Original Microsoft ® Office 2007 tutorial templates can be found at: http:// office.microsoft.com/en-gb/templates/CT102036981033.aspx Basic ICT Skills: Microsoft ® Office 2007 Assessment: Answer

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