Lost and Found: Where do I find familiar commands in Word 2007?

By at 14 February, 2008, 9:26 am

For those that have switched to MS Word 2007 or are in the process of doing so, it can be a bit daunting trying to learn where familiar commands from Word 2003 are now located. Microsoft has created a Word Ribbon Mapping Workbook (in Excel format) which provides the Word 2003 command in the left column and where it is located in Word 2007 in the right column. According to the introduction worksheet:

1. The order of the worksheets matches the order of the default user interface (UI). If you prefer, rearrange the worksheets so that the menus and tool bars that you use most often are on the leftmost side of the workbook.

2. The names of the worksheet tabs match the menu and tool bar names in Word 2003.

3. To search for a specific command in this workbook, do one of the following:
• In Excel 2003, on the Edit menu, click Find.
• In Excel 2007, on the Home tab, in the Editing group, click Find & Select, and then click Find.

4. To print, do one of the following:
• In Excel 2003, on the File menu, click Print. Under Print what, select an option to print the selection, the active sheet(s), or the entire workbook.

• In Excel 2007, click the Microsoft Office Button 
and then click Print. Under Print what, select an option to print the selection, the active sheet(s), or the entire workbook.

5. A command that is preceded by an asterisk (*) is available only when the language that uses the command has been enabled for editing text.

The workbook is fully searchable and can be saved and printed. This is a handy reference that everyone switching to Word 2007 from Word 2003 should have available.

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