You may have recently switched to Microsoft 2010 or just want it to work better for you, customising the ribbon is a great way to make your use of the Microsoft Office applications easier.
In this series of five two-minute videos, the Microsoft Office help team show you how easy it is to customise the Microsoft Office ribbon.
Understanding the "Choose commands from" list is the first thing you need to understand when it comes to customising the ribbon in Microsoft Office.
The "Choose commands from" list allows you to access all the commands available (e.g. new item, font, Spelling and Grammar etc.). Customising the ribbon will involve adding (or removing) these commands to groups or tabs.
Once you know where to find the "Choose commands from" list, it's time to start making some changes! The default tabs are a good place to start.
Uh oh! Made a mistake and can't remember what went where? Don't worry, the Reset command is here! You can reset all of your customisations and return the ribbon to its original setup.
Microsoft warns: "If you ever want to use your customised ribbon again, you should export it before you click Reset (see below)."
Time to step it up? How about creating your very own tab!
If you're on multiple computers and want to have the same customisations available (or you want to show off your new ribbon customising skills to your workmates) then you can export your settings and import them on another computer. This also works as a handy way to backup an customisations you want to keep.
Microsoft warns: "When you import a ribbon customisation file, you lose all prior ribbon and Quick Access Toolbar customisations. If you think that you might want to revert to the customisation that you currently have, you should export them before importing any new customisations."
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