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Tired of Searching?

Monday, April 7th, 2008 by | Filed Under: MS Office Help

Tired of Searching?

As you know, there are quite a few changes you have to absorb when you switch to MS Office 2007. I mean, the whole menu system is gone, you aren’t allowed to customize the Ribbons, some of the commands have changed names or they’re placed underneath a whole new group, etc. Not to mention, if there’s a command you just can’t locate, it’s frustrating beyond belief!

So, if you’re looking for a quick way to find something, you just might be interested in the little feature I found in the Help section today!

While I was looking for something else, one of my searches led me to this entry: Interactive: Word 2003 to Word 2007 command reference guide.

Obviously, upon seeing that, I started to explore and found out this may be exactly what you need to find the items that just seem to be out of reach in the new Office environment.

With the search words of “reference guide,” I found that this type of entry appeared in my other Office programs as well, except Word. When I selected it, the entry contained a link to “Start the guide.”

Starting the guide then caused the program’s help entry to link me to Microsoft Office Online.

Once you’re online, you’ll see a welcome screen where you’ll have to click Start to get into the interactive guide.

Inside the reference guide, you’ll see the 2003 version of the program, like this:

If you hover over something in the window, the guide will reveal instructions on where to find the command in the 2007 version of the program.

If you’re missing something from a menu, click on the menu and hover over the menu command you need.

In addition, if the written instructions just don’t cut it for you and you need to actually see where it is, you can click on the command in the 2003 window and a demonstration of the 2007 version will run.

You should notice that the guide will highlight each step as the demo runs. In the example above, the Office button was highlighted first, then the Prepare choice and finally, the Restrict Permission submenu opened. The demonstration will do the steps one at a time so that you can see exactly how to accomplish your task.

To return to the 2003 version after the demonstration is complete, simply click anywhere on the screen.

There you have it. If you find yourself really missing something from an old MS Office program, this is the perfect way to locate it once again!

~ April

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