Underneath each tab the commands are organized into groups. It keeps related commands together. The name of the group is shown at the bottom of the ribbon. On the insert tab you see:Pages group, the Tables group, the Illustrations group and so forth.
If youre not sure what a commandbutton does just pause with your mouseover the button and youll get adescription.Some buttons are straight forward, forexample, the Blank Page button. Clickingon it inserts a blank page into yourdocument, just what youd expect.But look at the cover page button. Noticethe triangle at the end of the word? Click on any triangle to find more options.
If a command is grayed out it means you cant use it right now. If nothingsselected the (scissors) cut button is grayed out. But once you selectsomething it comes to life. One click and youve removed the selection fromyour document.
Some of the command groups will only appear when there is a need.Picture tools is an example. If no picture is selected, the tools are hidden.
Some of the groups have a launch button in the lower right-hand corner.When you click that button it opens up a panel or a dialogue box relatedto the groups commands.
If you reduce the widthof your Word window,some or all of the tabgroups will compress.To use the buttons,click on the triangleunder the group name.
Quick Access ToolbarThe quick access toolbar is always displayed in the upper leftcorner no matter which tab is active.You can easily customize this area to includethe tools you use most often. Right click onany tool button . A context menu will offer Right clickthe option to add the tool or customize thetoolbar.
The Mini Toolbar When you select text, you can show or hide a handy, miniature, semitransparent toolbar called the Mini toolbar. The Mini toolbar helps you work with fonts, font styles, font sizing, alignment, text color, indent levels, and bullet features.When you select text, the toolbar will appear faintlybut will become clear as you rest your pointer on it. NOTE You cannot customize the Mini toolbar.