Finding commands in Windows 7 and Office 2007
After upgrading to Office 2007 or Windows 7, users often struggle to find their commands and menu choices. Where are the most commonly used commands in Windows 7 and Office 2007?
Microsoft Windows 7 includes Microsoft Office 2007. However, you can have Windows Vista or Windows XP and upgrade to Office 2007 separately.
One challenge that comes with the upgrade regardless of how it occurs is finding the commands AFTER the upgrade.
Office 2007 uses what is called "fluent ribbon". It is intended to group related commands together. This eliminates the long multi-step menu functions in theory. In reality, it can still take several steps to get to the necessary button choice. The challenge is finding the correct first level command.
Where in the fluent ribbon are your old commands?
FILE - these commands are now under the "Office" button.
EDIT - these commands are now mostly under "Home", then "Clipboard"
SPELLCHECKER - this is under "Review", "Proofing", "Spelling and Grammar".
One of the advantages of upgrading to Office 2007 is that you can customize the menu bar to include your most frequently used commands.
The old keyboard shortcuts also work. For example, control - F still works for "Find and Replace" although the menu choice for that is now under sorting and filtering.
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