What happened to the File menu?

The user interface has been significantly redesigned in the following 2007 Microsoft Office system programs: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook (in the composing and reading windows). The File menu has been replaced with the Microsoft Office Button Button image.

For more information about the Microsoft Office Button, see What and where is the Microsoft Office Button?.

For more information about the new location of the Options button, see What happened to the Options command on the Tools menu?.

 Important   No option is currently available to switch the user interface back to the File menu, toolbars, and commands as they appeared in earlier versions of these Microsoft Office programs.

View Demo

Watch the following video to see how to access the commands that used to be accessed under the File menu in previous versions of the Microsoft Office programs.

Applies to:
Access 2007, Excel 2007, Outlook 2007, PowerPoint 2007, Word 2007