Excel’s User Interface

A user interface (UI) is the means by which an end user communicates with a computer program.
Generally speaking, a UI includes elements such as menus, toolbars, dialog boxes, keystroke combinations, and so on.
The release of Office 2007 signaled the end of traditional menus and toolbars. The UI for Excel
consists of the following elements:
h The Ribbon
h The Quick Access toolbar
h Right-click shortcut menus
h Dialog boxes
h Keyboard shortcuts
h Smart Tags
h Task pane