Chapter 5. Customizing Office to Suit You

Microsoft has put a lot of work into making the Office applications easy to use, but only you know exactly how you work and what you need. To make the Office applications suit you better, you can customize both their looks and their behavior.

In this chapter, you'll learn how to put the controls you need at your fingertips by customizing the three main control features: the toolbars, the menu bar, and the Ribbon. I'll also show you how to create custom keyboard shortcuts in Word and Excel so that you can give commands without moving your fingers from the keyboard.

Beyond these direct customizations to the user interface, each application has hundreds of settings you can use to change how the applications ...

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