Introduction to the Microsoft Excel 2007 Interface
1. The menus and toolbars that may have been familiar to some in previous versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other Office programs have been replaced with the Ribbon. According to Microsoft Office Online, the Ribbon is designed to help quickly find commands needed to complete a task.
2. Each tab within the ribbon relates to a type of activity such as laying out a page, inserting tables, charts, and illustrations, manipulating data, etc. To reduce clutter, some tabs are shown only as needed.
3. The button to the upper left of the Office Ribbon is called the Microsoft Office Button.