If you are used to working in the Microsoft Office Version 2003 then this explains the main differences.
The top tool bar of icons and tables has been replaced with a Ribbon. On this ribbon you will find all of the old tools you are used to working with but they will be organised in different ways.
1. In theory you should be able to reach the most commonly used tools in a quicker way then before.
2. You should be able to format text quicker.
3. You can save your work in more file formats than before.
4. Certain menus will only be available to you when you have selected a relevant object. For instance, you will only see the picture options once you have selected one of those objects.
The ribbon from right to left
• The Microsoft Office Button [pic]replaces the File menu and is located in the upper-left corner of these Microsoft Office programs.
• When you click the Microsoft Office Button [pic], you see the same basic commands available in earlier releases of Microsoft Office to open, save, and print your file
• The options command that used to be under Tools has moved.
• You now get to it by clicking on the Microsoft Office Button and then clicking on “Word Options”.
• clicking on this button will then give you all of the relevant tools and more for setting up your files and default options.
Four Levels of Tools
The tools in Office 2007 are catorgarised into 3 levels with a fourth for any other options that are not displayed.
The Tab Level collects catorgaries into similar characteristics. Here you have Home, Insert, Page Layout etc.
The next level is Catorgarie level. So within the Tab Level of Home we have the Catorgarie levels of Clipboard, Font, Paragraph etc.
The next level is Tool Level. So within Tab Level of Home we have the Catorgarie level of Font and the many tools such as Bold, Italic etc.