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Microsoft® SharePoint® Foundation 2010 Inside Out by Penelope Coventry Errin O’Connor Troy Lanphier, Johnathan Lightfoot, Thomas Resing, and Michael Doyle

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Using the Office Backstage View with SharePoint

Microsoft introduced the ribbon menu in Office 2007. This menu system is adaptive, meaning that it changes its appearance and the items that it presents based on the context of the actions that you are performing within the document (for instance, changing a font).

In the 2010 version of Microsoft Office, the ribbon was joined by another new concept called the Backstage view. The purpose of this view is to give the author of a document the ability to work with items that affect the document rather than the content of the document itself; these items include:

  • Opening/Closing/Saving a document

  • Adding/Changing/Removing metadata (descriptive data) about a document

  • Converting a document from an editable version ...

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