With Office 2007, Microsoft introduced the Ribbon, a user interface built into the Office Suite that logically groups task-related commands allowing users to be more efficient. Supposedly Microsoft interviewed Office users from several different industries to develop this interface, which replaced our beloved, customizable toolbar. No, the ribbon is not customizable but there is a way to place your favorite commands on a customizable Quick Access Toolbar. You will find the Quick Access Toolbar in the upper left hand corner of an Office 2007 document. Select the arrow to the right of the toolbar to open the menu. You can select or deselect any items on the displayed list or click More Commands... to add additional items. Any item located in any of the ribbon's tabs can be placed in the Quick Access Toolbar. For example, I prefer to have the Print menu instead of the Quick Print command so I removed the Quick Print button and added the Print button. Now that you have a fully customizable toolbar, go forth and add your favorite commands! That being said, the Ribbon is a great interface once you start using it. The locations of commands are very logical and will make you more efficient. So don't let change slow you down.
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