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First Look 2007 Microsoft® Office System by Katherine Murray

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Using the New User Interface

If you’ve been working with Beta 1 of the 2007 Microsoft Office system or if you read any of the press coverage or blog posts about the new release, you’ve heard about the new user interface, which is the dramatic new replacement for the customary menu system in previous versions of Microsoft Office. The user interface stretches across the top of the work area in most of the core applications, giving you tabs, contextual commands, and more that are related to the current operation you are performing (see Figure 2-1).

Figure 2-1. The user interface includes command tabs and command sets that relate to a specific aspect of your project.

The user interface is actually a collection of a number ...

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