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Keyboard shortcuts in the 2007 Office system

The Home tab, Font group, and Font Size command

The Ribbon in Word. Each program has a different Ribbon, but the elements on it are the same: tabs, groups, and commands.

There are three main parts to the Ribbon:

Callout 1 Tabs sit across the top of the Ribbon. Each one represents an activity area.
Callout 2 Groups are sets of related commands displayed together on tabs. Groups pull together all the commands you're likely to need for a type of task.
Callout 3 Commands are arranged in groups. A command can be a button, a menu, or a box where you enter information.

The Ribbon will adapt depending on what you're working on, to show you the commands you're likely to need for that task. For example, if you're working with a chart in Excel, the Ribbon will show the commands you need for working with charts. Otherwise, those commands aren't visible.

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