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An overview of the Word opening screen and Ribbon functionality.
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The Ribbon and Word Screen
An overview of the Word 2013 screen and Ribbon functionality.
When to use
The advantage to collapsing ribbons when using a small laptop or tablet is to provide more screen room for your document.
There are two ways to operate the ribbon functionality:
- On any ribbon title, double click. This will collapse the ribbons and to use them you must click the ribbon title first in order to view the buttons.
- This same collapse function can be found on the upper right corner beside the “?”:
It is called “Ribbon Display Options”, then choose ”Show Tabs”
- To expand the ribbons to lock into place, again, 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, but only changes how large or small your document appears while you are working.Login to download
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