Video:Word Tutorial: Overview of the Ribbonwith Adam Watstein
The ribbon in Microsoft Word 2010 is very helpful if you want to be able to find certain functions easily. Watch this About.com video to learn all about the ribbon.See Transcript
Transcript:Word Tutorial: Overview of the Ribbon
Hello, this is Adam Watstein for About.com.
Microsoft Word Ribbon Basics
Here’s an overview of the ribbon in Word 2010. The ribbon is this long, thin space that sits above the document area and it’s broken down into different tabs. The first tab is File, where you can Save, Open, Close documents, you can print.
Facts About the Ribbon in Word
The second tab is the Home tab and there are different sections in the home tab such as Clipboard, Font, Paragraph where you can change the paragraph settings if you want to center, or if you want to change the spacing. There's also a Styles section where you can change the style of your document.
Additional Info About the Ribbon
The next tab is the Insert tab. Here you can make page breaks, you can create tables, you can illustrate using charts, you can create links, headers and footers. You can create text boxes, create word art and you can also put symbols in. After Insert is Page Layout. In Page Layout you can change your margins, you can change your orientation, you can create backgrounds and change the color of your backgrounds, in Paragraph, you can indent, space as you like.
After Page Layout is References. Here, you can create a table of contents, insert footnotes, insert citations, captions. Following References is Mailings, where you can create envelopes and labels, you can start a mail merge and so on.
After Mailings is Review. In the Proofing section, you can check your spelling and grammar, you can translate to different languages, you can create new comments, create track changes. And in the final tab, View, you can change the view of your document, you can show or not show the ruler, you can zoom in on your document as you need to, and so on.
Get to know the ribbon so you can really be efficient in working, and creating new documents.
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