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Administrative Assistant's and Secretary's Handbook, 5th Edition by Jennifer Wauson, Kevin Wilson, James Stroman

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Chapter 19

Common Microsoft Office Features

Microsoft Office is a suite of programs that includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher, and OneNote. All of these programs share common features, such as the ribbon bar, command tabs, smart tags, screen tips, and help.

The Ribbon Bar and Command Tabs

The ribbon is a bar across the top of Microsoft Office programs that displays most of the functions you’ll need as icons (Figure 19-1). There are several customizable ribbon bars available. Across the top of the ribbon bar are command tabs that allow you access different ribbon bars. For example in Microsoft Word, there are command tabs for File, Home, Insert, Page Layout, References, Mailings, Review, and View.

The tools on each ribbon bar are ...

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