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Office 2008 for Mac All-in-One For Dummies® by Jim Gordon, Geetesh Bajaj

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Chapter I.3. Menus and Toolbars

In This Chapter

  • Finding what's new in Elements Gallery

  • Summoning a pop-up menu

  • Customizing your menus and toolbars

When you face the challenge of trying something new in Office 2008, you probably think about what you already know to see whether you can use that knowledge to complete the new task. After all, most Office applications such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint do work with similar commands, features, and options. So it's not out of the ordinary to expect that your Word skills may help you use PowerPoint or Excel, or the other way around. When you realize that most of your knowledge is applicable, you feel good and gain self-confidence. That's precisely the whole point of this chapter and Chapters 46: We show you tools and skills that help you while using all the Office applications. In fact, if you figure out how to use these skills in one application, you'll know how to use them in the others too.

Understanding how to use the tools and features in this chapter and Chapters 46 of this minibook is particularly rewarding. You might even have the confidence to venture out of your comfort zone and try other new things in the Office 2008 for Mac suite. For instance, after you know how to draw in Word, you'll be pleased to discover that Excel and PowerPoint use the same drawing tools the very same way. You save so much time figuring out things only once.

Cruising Elements Gallery

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