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Prepared by: Mrs. E. Kamati
Text Basics
Word 2010 is a word processor that allows you to create various types of documents
such as letters, papers, flyers, and faxes. In this lesson, you will be introduced to
the Ribbon and the new Backstage view, and you'll learn how to
create new documents and open existing ones.
Getting to know Word 2010
Word 2010 is a bit different from earlier versions, so even if you've used Word before
you should take some time to familiarize yourself with the interface. The toolbars are
similar to those in Word 2007, and they include the Ribbon and the Quick Access
toolbar. Unlike Word 2007, commands such as Open and Print are housed
in Backstage view, which replaces the Microsoft Office button.
The Ribbon
The new tabbed Ribbon system was introduced in Word 2007 to replace traditional
menus. The Ribbon contains all of the commands you'll need in order to perform
common tasks. It contains multiple tabs, each with several groups of commands, and
you can add your own tabs that contain your favourite commands. Some groups have
an arrow in the bottom-right corner that you can click to see even more commands.
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Certain programs, such as Adobe Acrobat Reader, may install additional tabs to the
Ribbon. These tabs are called add-ins.
To minimize and maximize the Ribbon:
The Ribbon is designed to be easy to use and responsive to your current task;
however, you can choose to minimize it if it's taking up too much screen space.
1. Click the arrow in the upper-right corner of the Ribbon to minimize it.
2. To maximize the Ribbon, click the arrow again.
When the Ribbon is minimized, you can make it reappear by clicking on a tab.
However, the Ribbon will disappear again when you're not using it.
Backstage view
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