The “Quick Access” toolbar
In the extreme left, in the title bar above the ribbon, we find the “Quick Access toolbar”.
We have the option to place the toolbar below the ribbon. You can do this by right clicking and selecting the “Show below the Ribbon” option from the drop-down menu.
We repeat this to move the toolbar so that it is displayed above the ribbon, again.
By default, the “Save”, “Undo” and “Retry” buttons, appear in this toolbar.
But, we also have the option of adding and remove buttons, from the toolbar.
One way to add buttons to the “Quick Access Toolbar” is by clicking on the arrow pointing downwards on the right of the toolbar, and selecting “More Commands …”. This opens the “Word Options” dialog box where the “Quick Access Toolbar” tab is selected.
On the left, we have a list of all the commands in Word.
Select the button you want to add to the “Quick Access Toolbar”, and click the “Add” button.
On the right, we find all the buttons that are already in the “Quick Access toolbar”.
To delete a button, select it in the liston the right, and click the “Delete” button.
In both cases, click the “OK” button when you’re done.
If you click on the downward pointing arrow (1) next to the “Quick Access Toolbar”, this gives a list (2) with the most popular commands in Word.
If you wish to add or delete any command button, you just have to click on it and you do not have to go to the “Word Options” dialog box to navigate.
Commands that already appear in the “Quick Access Toolbar”, are preceded by a green tick (3).
To remove a command from the “Quick Access toolbar”, click on the command in the list.
The fastest way to remove a command from the “Quick access toolbar” is by right clicking in the toolbar and selecting “Remove from Quick Access Toolbar”.
The ribbon (1)
The main tool in Word 2010, is the Ribbon.
All features that can be applied on our document are located here.
At the top we find the various Ribbon (default) tabs.
“Home”, “Insert”, “Page Layout”, “References”, “Mailings”, “Review”, and “View”.
Depending on the selected tab, we find different groups at the bottom.
A group consists of several command buttons.
Some of these command buttons have a arrow pointing downwards (1).
When we click on it, a drop-down menu opens, with more options:
Some group names have a arrow pointing downwards at the bottom right corner of the group(1).
When you click this button, a dialog box opens.
In this dialog box, the options you want to modify are already selected (2).
When we double-click the selected tab in the ribbon, it will be minimized.
This gives us even more workspace.
Once you click on a tab, it displays the ribbon again.
If you click on a command, the ribbon is hidden, again.
The hotkey to minimize or maximize the ribbon is “Ctrl +F1”.
If you want the ribbon to be anchored so that it always will be shown, then double-click a tab.
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