Compared with Word2003, the most obvious change of Word2007 is to cancel the traditional menu operation mode, and substituting for various functional areas. The name that looks like a menu above the Word2007 window is actually the name of the Ribbon, and when you click the names, you don't open the menu, but instead switch to the ribbon panel that corresponds to it. Each ribbon is divided into groups based on functionality, and each feature has features that are described in the following areas:
1. "Start" ribbon
The start ribbon includes the Clipboard, font, paragraph, style, and edit five groups, corresponding to the Word2003 edit and paragraph menu parts commands. This ribbon is primarily used to help users edit and format Word2007 documents, which is the most common feature area for users, as shown in Figure 1.
Figure 1 "Start" ribbon
2. "Insert" ribbon
The Insert Ribbon includes several groups of pages, tables, illustrations, links, headers and footers, text, symbols, and special symbols, corresponding to some of the commands in the Insert menu in Word2003, primarily for inserting various elements into the Word2007 document, as shown in Figure 2.
Figure 2 "Insert" ribbon
3. "Page Layout" Ribbon
The page layout ribbon includes topics, page settings, paper, page backgrounds, paragraphs, and several groups, which correspond to Word2003 's page Setup menu commands and some commands on the paragraph menu to help users set Word2007 document page styles, as shown in Figure 3.
Figure 3 "Page Layout" Ribbon
4. "Reference" Ribbon
The references ribbon includes a list of directories, footnotes, citations and bibliographies, captions, indexes, and table of authorities to implement more advanced features such as inserting a table of contents into a Word2007 document, as shown in Figure 4.
Figure 4 "referencing" Ribbon
5. "Mail" Ribbon
The mail ribbon includes creating, starting, mail merging, writing and inserting fields, previewing results, and completing several groups, which are specifically designed to work with mail merge in Word2007 documents, as shown in Figure 5.
Figure 5 The Mail ribbon
6. "Review" ribbon
The review ribbon includes proofing, Chinese Simplified transformations, annotations, revisions, changes, comparisons, and protection of several groups, mainly for proofreading and revising Word2007 documents, for multiple-person collaboration with Word2007 long documents, as shown in Figure 6.
Figure 6 "Reviewing" ribbon
7. "View" Ribbon
The view ribbon includes a document view, Show/hide, zoom, window, and macro groups that are used primarily to help users set the view type of the Word2007 Action window for ease of operation, as shown in Figure 7.
Figure 7 "views" Ribbon
8. "Add-ons" ribbon
The Add-ins ribbon includes menu commands and toolbar commands two groups, which are additional properties that can be installed for Word2007, such as custom toolbars or other command extensions. The Add-ins ribbon adds or deletes an add-in in Word2007, as shown in Figure 8.
Figure 8 "Add-ins" Ribbon