Excel 2010 Ribbon
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Getting started with Microsoft Excel 2010
Before we start using Microsoft Excel 2010 we need to understand the basic functions of the ribbon. The Ribbon and Quick Access Toolbar where you will find all the commands that you will need to run your program. This tutorial will show you how to customize the Excel 2010 ribbon and quick access toolbar.
The Excel 2010 ribbon is organised into tabs each tab contains a group of Commands. You can customise the Excel 2010 ribbon to suit yourself. You can make it fit like a glove. You can create your own tabs that contain your desired commands. It is possible then to have all of your favourite commands grouped together in the Excel 2010 ribbon to make using Microsoft Excel 2010 much easier.
The illustration below shows all the key features that you will note on the ribbon and worksheet. Take the time to become familiar with all of these features.
Watch this short office tutorial about the Excel 2010 ribbon.
Let’s quickly customise the Excel 2010 ribbon
- Right click the ribbon and select Customise the Ribbon.
- In the dialogue box Click New Tab
- Make sure that you select the group.
- From the panel on the left, select the command that you want to add, then click Add. Note. You can also drag the command to the group.
- When all of your commands have been added, click OK.
- Make sure that the Tab is selected, choose Rename and name your tab.
Adding Commands to the Quick Access Toolbar:
- Click the drop-down arrow to the right of the Quick Access Toolbar.
- Choose the command that you wish to add from the drop-down menu.
- If the command does not appear in this list click more commands, choose and add your commands.
Test your skills
a. Add a new tab to the ribbon. Insert the commands Paste and Paste Special.
b. Name the tab Paste
c. Add the Change Shape command to the quick access toolbar
d. Minimize the ribbon
e. Restore the ribbon
In our next lesson we will look at the backstage view.
Excel-2010-Ribbon – Customising the ribbon to fit like a glove
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