Chapter 6. Office 2007 Tricks for Vista Masters


The New Interface

What a cool sight to see Office 2007 running on Vista. In the bottom-left corner is the Vista Start orb. In the upper-left corner is the Office orb. Together, they are the launching pad for all things Vista and Office. Welcome to the future.

One of the big changes is learning how to work with the new Office layout. The streamlined approach was a necessary change because of the way Office has changed over the years. The first version of Word, for example, had about 100 commands. Now there are more than 1,500 commands, so changes were obviously needed. The new interface (with ribbons) exists in ...

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