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Microsoft® Outlook® 2010: Step by Step by Joan Lambert and Joyce Cox

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Modifying the Display of the Ribbon

The goal of the Microsoft Office 2010 working environment is to make working with Office files—including Microsoft Word documents, Excel workbooks, PowerPoint presentations, Outlook e-mail messages, and Access databases—as intuitive as possible. You work with an Office file and its contents by giving commands to the program in which the document is open. All Office 2010 programs organize commands on a horizontal bar called the ribbon, which appears across the top of each program window whether or not there is an active document.

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A typical program window ribbon.

Commands are organized on task-specific tabs of the ...

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