Where on earth is everything located? <ul><li>Word, PowerPoint, OneNote, Excel, Access, and Outlook have incorporated the RIBBON . </li></ul><ul><li>The RIBBON provides easy (sometimes iconic) access to options that were harder to find in previous Office versions. </li></ul>
Rule #1- Listen to your own questions! <ul><li>The biggest question about using Office 2007 is “How do I…?” </li></ul><ul><li>For example: How do I insert a picture? </li></ul><ul><li>Read your question: </li></ul>
The Ribbon and Live Previews <ul><li>You can point to some formatting options on the RIBBON (such as font, size, color) and see what it would look like without selecting it and having to make the change. </li></ul><ul><li>Formatting options also appear when you highlight an object to change. </li></ul>
The Office Button <ul><li>By clicking on the Office Button, you find important options such as Save, Save As, Open, Print, etc. </li></ul>
The Quick Access Toolbar <ul><li>The Quick Access Toolbar gives you quick access (thus the name) to items found under the Office Button and other commonly used commands. </li></ul><ul><li>You can customize the Quick Access Toolbar by clicking on the and selecting the commands you want to add. </li></ul>
Shortcut Keys <ul><li>You can use keys to do most of the functions you need. </li></ul><ul><li>Saves you from having to hunt through all of the tabs in the RIBBON for one simple action. </li></ul><ul><li>Most shortcuts work in different Office programs. </li></ul><ul><li>When you scroll over an action in the RIBBON or in the menu, it will show you a ScreenTip with the shortcut keys. If you want to find more shortcut keys, search the help for “Shortcut Keys”. </li></ul>
When all else fails, ask for help… <ul><li>The help menu has tons of instructions, videos, PowerPoint presentations, and more to help you when you’re stuck! </li></ul>
Why the change? <ul><li>Microsoft has been using the same format for Office products since Office 97, (doc, ppt, xls, etc). The new format has changed the files to docx, xlsx, pptx, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>The new files incorporate XML- a standardized programming language that will make documents, presentations, etc be more easily translatable from machine to machine. </li></ul><ul><li>To see an Office 2007 file with an older version of Office, you will need to download a patch for your older version of Office (available in Tech Resources). For documents sent to parents, save as a PDF or as a ‘97-’03 format. </li></ul>
A particular slide catching your eye?
Clipping is a handy way to collect important slides you want to go back to later.