Getting Comfortable in Your Workspace

One of the most important first steps I take when working in a new program, or a new version of a program, is to settle in to the environment and get comfortable. And, while the Ribbon is big news, there is more to know about your new workspace, as well as many customizable options.

The Quick Access Toolbar

To customize a Ribbon, you need to use Office Open XML (learn the basics of how to customize the Ribbon in Chapter 22). However, that does not mean that any customization requires programming knowledge.

A Quick Access Toolbar, shown in Figure 1-9, is available in each program that uses the new interface, and is designed precisely to enable users to keep their most frequently used commands always accessible. ...

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