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Office 2007 Bible by Lisa A. Bucki, Gavin Powell, Michael R. Irwin, Peter G. Aitken, Michael R. Groh, Cary N. Prague, Faithe Wempen, Herb Tyson, John Walkenbach

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Ribbons and Things

At the heart of Office 2007’s results-oriented interface is the Ribbon. The Ribbon is the area above the document workspace, as shown in the example from Word 2007 (Figure 2-4). Technically, I suppose, the Ribbon is just the area below the tabs for Home, Insert, and so on. Clicking a tab with Home, Insert, Page Layout, and so on controls which Ribbon tab is displayed.

Figure 2-4. Word 2007’s Ribbon, shown with the Home tab displayed, on a 19-inch monitor using normal-size fonts.

Exactly what you see in any given Ribbon tab is determined by a number of factors, including the size of your monitor, your screen resolution, the size of the current Office program window, as well as whether you’re using Windows’ display settings to accommodate low vision. Hence, what you see might not always be what you see pictured in this book. If you have a very large monitor operating at comparatively high resolution, you will see many more of the available options, such as on the Word Home tab shown in Figure 2-5.

Figure 2-5. At the highest resolution and largest screen size, the Ribbon displays additional gallery options and text labels.

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In Figure 2-5 Word’s Home tab Ribbon shows 12 styles from the style gallery, as well as additional ...

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