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Microsoft Excel 2010 In Depth by Bill Jelen

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2. The Ribbon Interface and Quick Access Toolbar

If you have upgraded directly to Excel 2010 from Excel 2003 or earlier, you are going through the shock of discovering that the familiar File, Edit, View, Insert, Format, Tools, Data, Window, and Help menus, along with the Standard and Formatting toolbars, are gone from Excel 2010.

In their place, Microsoft introduces the Ribbon.

Using the Ribbon

The Ribbon is composed of seven permanent tabs labeled Home, Insert, Page Layout, Formulas, Data, Review, and View.

Each tab is broken into rectangular groups of related commands. The group shown in Figure 2.1 is the Clipboard group.

Figure 2.1. Detail of the Clipboard group of the Home tab of the Ribbon.

Note

Figure 2.1 shows a bit of detail of ...

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