Making Favorite Word Commands Easily Accessible
If Word 2007 is the first version of the program you have ever worked with, you will by now have become accustomed to working with commands represented as buttons on the Ribbon. However, if you have upgraded from an earlier version, you might have identified a few commands that no longer seem to be available.
You can find out where a favorite Word 2003 command appears on the Office menu or Ribbon by searching Word Help for 2003 commands, and then displaying the Reference: Locations Of Word 2003 Commands In Word 2007 topic. Scroll to the bottom of the topic and click the Word Ribbon Mapping Workbook link under New Locations Of Familiar Commands.
You can find a list of all the commands that do not appear on the Ribbon but are still available in Word by displaying the Customize page of the Word Options window and then clicking Commands Not In The Ribbon in the Choose Commands From list.
For the 2007 Microsoft Office release, Microsoft conducted extensive research to find out how people actually use the programs in the Office suite. As a result, a few Word features that seemed superfluous have been abandoned, and a few others that were used very rarely have been pushed off to one side. If you sorely miss one of these sidelined features, you can make it a part of your Word environment by adding it to the Quick Access Toolbar.
You might also want to customize the Quick Access Toolbar if you regularly use buttons that are scattered on various tabs of the Ribbon and don't want to switch between tabs to access the buttons. If you use only a few buttons, you can add them to the Quick Access Toolbar and then hide the Ribbon by double-clicking the active tabthe Quick Access Toolbar and tab names remain visible. (You can temporarily redisplay the Ribbon by clicking the tab you want to view, or permanently redisplay it by double-clicking any tab.)
As you add buttons to the Quick Access Toolbar, it expands to accommodate them. If you add many buttons, it might become difficult to view the text in the title bar, or all the buttons might not be visible. To resolve this problem, you can move the Quick Access Toolbar below the Ribbon by clicking the Customize Quick Access Toolbar button and then clicking Show Below The Ribbon.
In this exercise, you will add a button to the Word 2007 Quick Access Toolbar.
USE the 02_Commands document. This practice file is located in the Chapter12 subfolder under SBS_Word2007.
OPEN the 02_Commands document.
CLOSE the 02_Commands document without saving your changes.
When you quit Word, you will be asked whether you want to save the Building Blocks template, which is where AutoText entries are saved. To discard the AutoText entry you created in this exercise, click No.