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Up to speed with Word 2007

The Ribbon showing tabs, groups, and commands

The three parts of the Ribbon are tabs, groups, and commands.

There are three basic components to the Ribbon. It's good to know what each one is called so that you understand how to use it.

Callout 1 Tabs. There are seven basic ones across the top. Each represents an activity area.
Callout 2 Groups. Each tab has several groups that show related items together.
Callout 3 Commands. A command is a button, a box to enter information, or a menu.

Everything on a tab has been carefully selected according to user activities. For example, the Home tab contains all the things you use most often, such as the commands in the Font group for changing text font: Font, Font Size, Bold, Italic, and so on.

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