Customize the Ribbon feature in Microsoft® Office 2010
What are the entry points to customize the Ribbon feature in Microsoft Office 2010?
Office 2010 is a powerful productivity suite introduced by Microsoft which can be used in various office tasks. Microsoft Outlook Social Connector is a new feature in Microsoft Office 2010, which allows users to connect to and receive updates from their social network inside Microsoft Outlook. Microsoft Office 2010 includes user interface updates, extended file format support, and well refined user experience, etc. The package is available in 64-bit but it is not compatible with operating systems like Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. Microsoft Office 2010 marks the debut of online versions of Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft OneNote, etc. which work in most of the web browsers such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, etc. Microsoft Office 2010 comes with various new and enhanced features. One notable feature of this software package is the Ribbon feature, which was introduced in Microsoft Office 2007 and got modified in Microsoft Office 2010.
Following points explain about the Ribbon feature in Microsoft Office 2010:
- Ribbon feature in Microsoft Office 2010
- Need to customize Ribbon
- Entry points for Ribbon customization
Ribbon feature in Microsoft Office 2010
Ribbon is a feature integrated with Microsoft Office 2010. This feature works as a graphical user interface. This feature forms the part of the main user interface of the the software suite. It replaces all the traditional menus and various toolbars. Commands are used to work with this Ribbon feature. These commands are grouped into tabs which inturn make their comprehension and usage simpler.
Need to customize Ribbon
The process of adding or removing commands in an application is known as customization. In the Ribbon feature, you can add more features and also unnecessary commands can be removed. Through customization, you can group some commands that come under same tasks into one single location. The commands you frequently work with may be located in various tabs and it will be difficult to access those tabs. So, through customization, you can avoid all these complexities.
'Customize Ribbon' and 'Options' are the two entry points to customize the Ribbon feature of Microsoft Office 2010. To launch these two, you can either right-click on the Ribbon feature or enter through the 'File' tab. The first thing that you need to do is to create a tab to place all the tabs which are used more often than not. You can rename the tab with a name that reflects the commands inside it. Filters available in Microsoft Office 2010 can be used to access the commonly using commands and you can arrange all those into the newly created tab.
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