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How to find ANY command on the new Office Ribbon – Search for it with Search Commands

There is a great web site out from Microsoft called OfficeLabs and one of the 1st great things published is:

Project: Search Commands

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Search Commands helps you find commands, options, wizards, and galleries in Microsoft Office 2007 Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Just type what you’re looking for in your own words and click the command you need. Search Commands also includes Guided Help, which acts as a tour guide for specific tasks.

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Click here to download.

32 bit Windows XP or Windows Vista. Office 2007.

English only. Works with Word, Excel and PowerPoint only.

Give it a try!!




Posted Tue, Apr 29 2008 9:48 AM by David Overton


Tez wrote re: How to find ANY command on the new Office Ribbon – Search for it with Search Commands
on Wed, Apr 30 2008 12:19 PM

Shame there's not a way of searching how to get toolbars back. I think the ribbon was a bad move.

I have been working on Access 2007 and trying to switch between various ribbon 'modes' just slows me right down. I often find myself working under Access 2003 as the access to the designer tools are far quicker, then I switch to A2007 for final testing.

I also think the ribbon is buggy under outlook. for example, if I try and correct a typo by right clicking on it, it will display formatting tools before spelling options. Arrgg.

I know of many companies that are not moving to O2007 due to the loss of the toolbar, and because of the docX / xlsX format compatibility.

Don't even get me started on how many clicks it takes to print something!!!!

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