Transitioning to the Ribbon Interface

Although the new layout is a big change for some long-time Word users, the ribbon interface is actually rather user-friendly. Accessing menus is a breeze with tabs of the ribbon, since you can work with a tab constantly displayed. Learn how to adjust to the ribbon interface and find old tools in new locations with the following articles.

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The following articles are available for the 'Transitioning to the Ribbon Interface' topic. Click the article''s title (shown in bold) to see the associated article.

   Changing the Default Document Format
f you don't want Word to store documents using its default document format, it is an easy task to specify a different format. Follow the steps in this tip, and you will be saving in different formats in no time.

   Displaying the Full Ribbon
The ribbon, displayed at the top of the Word window, is very handy with all the tools it allows you to access, but it can really take up a lot of screen space. Word allows you to hide a portion of the ribbon, but once hidden it can be confusing on how you get the entire ribbon back again. Here's how it all works.

   Why Should I Upgrade?
As new versions of software are released, users are perpetually faced with the decision of whether to upgrade their software or not. Here are some ideas about whether you should upgrade your version of Word or not.

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Got a version of Word that uses the ribbon interface (Word 2007 or later)? This site is for you! If you use an earlier version of Word, visit our WordTips site focusing on the menu interface.


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