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An overview of the Word opening screen and Ribbon functionality.
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Download the Word document used in the video tutorial and try the lesson yourself.The Ribbon and Word Screen
An overview of the Word 2019 screen and Ribbon functionality.
When to use
The advantage of collapsing ribbons when using a small laptop or tablet is to provide more screen room for your document.
To operate the ribbon functionality:
- On any ribbon title, double click. This will collapse the ribbons. Then to use the buttons, click the ribbon title to view the buttons.
- This same collapse function can be found on the upper right corner, called the "Ribbon Display Options”:
- To expand the ribbons and lock into place, double click any ribbon title or operate the “Ribbon Display Options” and choose "Show Tabs and Commands”.
The zoom control feature on the bottom right of the screen is to assist in your document legibility view while formatting.
The zoom control does NOT affect font size and only changes how large or small your document appears while you are working.
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