Features of Microsoft Office Word 2007 & Exploring Word 2007 Environment (Part 2)

Features of Microsoft Office Word 2007 & Exploring Word 2007 Environment (Part 2)

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The Ribbon

The Home tab and its groups
The Home tab and its groups


The Ribbon is the panel at the top portion of the document. It has seven tabs: Home, Insert, Page Layout, References, Mailings, Review, and View that contain many new and existing features of Word. Each tab is divided into groups. The groups are logical collections of features designed to perform functions that can be utilized in developing or editing Word document. Commonly used features are displayed on the Ribbon, to view additional features within each group; click on the arrow at the bottom right of each group.

The Paragraph dialog box
The Paragraph dialog box

The Tab Bar

Tab displays tools and commands in the Ribbon located just beneath the Tab Bar. Each of the following tabs contains their corresponding tools:
  • Home: Clipboard, Fonts, Paragraph, Styles, and Editing.
  • Insert: Pages, Tables,-illustrations, Links, Header & Footer, Text, and Symbols
  • Page Layout: Themes, Page Setup, Page Background, Paragraph, Arrange
  • References: Table of Contents, Footnote, Citation & Bibliography, Captions, Index, and Table of Authorities
  • Mailings: Create, Start Mail Merge, Write & Insert Fields, Preview Results, Finish
  • Review: Proofing, Comments, Tracking, Changes, Compare, Protect
  • View: Document Views, Show/Hide, Zoom, Window and Macros.
The Quick Access Toolbar
The Quick Access Toolbar

The Quick Access toolbar is a customizable toolbar that can be placed above or below the ribbon. To change its location, click on the arrow at the end of the toolbar and click on Show below the Ribbon.

The Quick Access Toolbar
The Quick Access Toolbar


Item can also be added to the quick access toolbar. Right click on any item in the Office Button or the Ribbon and click on Add to Quick Access Toolbar and a shortcut will be added to the Quick Access Toolbar.

The Quick Access Toolbar drop-down menu
The Quick Access Toolbar drop-down menu

The Document Pane (Title Bar)

Document1 - Microsoft Word
The Title Bar displays title of the document

Next to the Quick Access toolbar is the Title Bar. It displays the title of the document on which you are currently working. Word names the first new document you open Document 1. As additional new documents are opened, Word names them consecutively. When saving the document, it assigns to it a new name.


The Ruler

The Ruler
The Ruler

The Ruler is found below the Ribbon. It is used to quickly change the format of the document. It shows guide to left and right of the paragraphs, margins, and tab stops.


The View tab with the Show/Hide group
The View tab with the Show/Hide group

If your ruler is not visible, follow these steps:
  1. Click the View tab to choose it.
  2. Click the check box next to Ruler in the Show/Hide group. The Ruler appears below the Ribbon.



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