Those of you who has installed it, will notice that the menus that you were used to (File, Edit etc.) have been replaced by ribbons. Essentially, these group together various bits and pieces that relate to the same thing.
The ribbons are handy but did you know that you create your own Quick Access ribbon for those items that you use frequently ?
So, for example: if you are like me, you find that spelling is so overrated as you have Spell Checker – so I use that VERY often. I also Print a lot (sorry trees) and I love tables.
Now all these tools are available in Office 2007 but they are all over the place under different ribbons. So what I do it simply place them in my Quick Access ribbon for ease of access !
This is what you do:
Here is what the Quick Access ribbon looks like BEFORE you add anything to it (did you even noticed it was there ???)
To add any button to it – in this Example the Spell Checker – Right click on it and choose Add to Quick Access
Here is the result:
Now no matter where I am in my document, and no matter which ribbon is open, I can have quick access to my Spell Checker.
Here is another one for the Tables – right click and choose Add to Quick Access Toolbar
Now you can repeat this process with any toolbar item that you frequently use !
More Tips to come…