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Office 2010 Made Simple by Guy Hart-Davis

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Using the Ribbon

The Ribbon is the main control interface for the Office programs. You can't miss the Ribbon; it runs straight across the top of the program window, as you can see in Figure 2–1, which shows Word's Ribbon.

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Figure 2–1. The Ribbon appears across the top of the program window and is divided into different tabs. The active tab (here, the Home tab) has a different tab color. You click another tab to display it.

Understanding the Ribbon's Tabs, Groups, and Controls

The Ribbon consists of a number of tabs, each of which contains controls divided into groups. Here's what those terms mean:

  • Tab. A tab is one of the major divisions of ...

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