excel About the Ribbon

In Office 2007, Microsoft introduced an entirely new UI for its product. Menus and toolbars are
gone, replaced with a tab and Ribbon UI. Click a tab along the top (that is, a word such as Home,
Insert, or Page Layout), and the Ribbon displays the commands for that tab. Office 2007 was the
first software in history to use this new interface, and a few other companies have incorporated
this new UI style in their products.
The appearance of the commands on the Ribbon varies, depending on the width of the Excel
window. When the window is too narrow to display everything, the commands adapt and may
seem to be missing. But the commands are still available. Figure 2-2 shows the Home tab of
the Ribbon with all controls fully visible. Figure 2-3 shows the Ribbon when Excel’s window is narrower. Notice that some of the descriptive text is gone, but the icons remain. It is
shows the extreme case, in which the window is very narrow. Some of the groups display a single
icon. However, if you click the icon, all the group commands are available to you.