The new Ribbon spans the top of Word.
When you first open Word 2007, you may be surprised by its new look. Most of the changes are in the Ribbon, the area that spans the top of Word.
The Ribbon brings the most popular commands to the forefront, so you don't have to hunt in various parts of the program for things you do all the time.
Why the change? To make your work easier and faster. The Ribbon was thoroughly researched and designed from users' experiences so that commands are in the optimal position.
This lesson will tell you more about the Ribbon and how to work with it.