How to Use Ribbon Tabs in Microsoft Office 2007 Programs

By Wallace Wang

Part of Office 2007 For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Microsoft Office 2007 boasts a new navigation tool — the command ribbon that runs through Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Access. Use the tabs on the ribbon in each program to work with and within files in every component. The following tables show the commands grouped under each ribbon tab for each of the four programs:

Microsoft Word 2007 Ribbon Tabs
Ribbon Tab Name Command Groups
Home Clipboard, Font, Paragraph, Styles, and Editing
Insert Shapes, Pages, Tables, Illustrations, Links, Header &
Footer, Text, and Symbols
Page Layout Themes, Page Setup, Page Background, Paragraph, and
Arrange
References Table of Contents, Footnotes, Citation & Bibliography,
Captions, Index, and Table of Authorities
Mailings Create, Start Mail Merge, Write & Insert Fields, Preview
Results, and Finish
Review Proofing, Comments, Tracking, Changes, Compare, and
Protect
View Document Views, Show/Hide, Zoom, and Window
Microsoft Excel 2007 Ribbon Tabs
Ribbon Tab Name Command Groups
Home Clipboard, Font, Alignment, Number, Styles, Cells, and
Editing
Insert Shapes, Tables, Illustrations, Charts, Links, and Text
Page Layout Themes, Page Setup, Scale to Fit, Sheet Options, and
Arrange
Formulas Function Library, Named Cells, Formula Auditing, and
Calculation
Data Get External Data, Manage Connections, Sort & Filter, Data
Tools, and Outline
Review Proofing, Comments, and Changes
View Workbook Views, Show/Hide, Zoom, and Window
Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 Ribbon Tabs
Ribbon Tab Name Command Groups
Home Clipboard, Slides, Font, Paragraph, WordArt Styles, and
Editing
Insert Shapes, Slides, Tables, Illustrations, Links, Text, and Media
Clips
Design Page Setup, Themes, Background, and Arrange
Animations Preview, Animations, and Transition To This Slide
Slide Show Start Slide Show, Set Up, and Monitors
Review Proofing and Comments
View Presentation Views, Show/Hide, Zoom, Color/Grayscale, and
Window
Microsoft Access 2007 Ribbon Tabs
Ribbon Tab Name Command Groups
Home Views, Clipboard, Font, Rich Text, Records, Sort & Filter,
Window, and Find
Create Tables, Forms, Reports, and Other
External Data Import, Export, Collect Data, and SharePoint Lists
Database Tools Macro, Show/Hide, Analyze, Move Data, Database Tools, and
Administrator
Datasheet (Only visible when you have a datasheet open) Views, Fields and Columns, Data Type and Formatting, and
Relationships