Shrink Toolbar in WORD

Ability to customize the MS Word program and bring the necessary commands in the form of buttons on the toolbar, greatly facilitates the user to work with documents.
For example , to quickly format text, you can use commands to increase or decrease the size of characters on a single item. This is usually done with a drop down menu P Dimensions toolbar Formatting, which shows only selectively dimensions: 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, and further there is an increase only after 2 or 4 points.
This is just one example of a command that you can "pull" on the toolbar and use constantly in his work. Next, you choose only what function most often in your work.
So, the very principle of setting is as follows:
Choose Tools / Settings and and a dialog box (see Fig..).

Picture. "Settings" dialog box Toolbars

Bookmark Toolbar allows you to enable or disable (by checking) almost all the commands available in the toolbar (see. Fig.)

Picture. Included toolbar

Naturally, the user can not capture as much information and learns things gradually, and not all teams need to work in Word, but everyone has his use of programs and therefore there is the following tab Commands dialog box (see. Fig.).

Picture. Settings / Team

In this embodiment, just it has the opportunity to "endure" only those buttons to the toolbar that you use most often. To do this, select a Category in the left side of the bookmarks , for example, the format , the right side Bookmarks are commands . Next, left-click on the team Increase font size by 1 pt , hold down the left mouse button, "pull" command to a toolbar Formatting .
The same actions done with other teams buttons (see. Fig.).

Picture. Setting command buttons on the toolbar

When you close a document setting command buttons is maintained.

If you do not need these commands it is possible to easily remove them from the toolbars reverse way, ie open the dialog box Configuration / Commands and "sneak" a tool unnecessary buttons panel.

The third tab settings in the dialog box Setting readily available for the user to study and allows you to set additional options when working with the menu and icons (see. Fig.).

Picture. Settings / Options

Button Keyboard on all tabs allows you to perform the assignment of hotkeys about it we were talking in the previous posts Key Assignment - Part 2, Key Assignment - Part 1

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Since the release of Microsoft Office 2010 have passed 3 years, which means that it's time to release the next version (as we recall, about the same time period was between MS Office 2007 and MS Office 2010). The more that this autumn we are waiting for the new Windows 8, and to its output the second major update software from Microsoft, as they say, God himself commanded.

July 16, Microsoft announced the availability of a preview version of the package to general users - Microsoft Office 2013 Preview. The final release will be available for both x86 / x64, and for ARM-processors, however Preview exists only in versions for 32-bit and 64-bit systems - which is logical, given that Windows 8 on ARM is not yet available to the ordinary user. Language support is also limited - there are only English and Spanish versions.


The main difference from all previous versions of the package, perhaps, it is the tight integration with cloud storage. It is now everything falls into place, and the launch of the online service Office 365, which end users for the most part simply ignored, it appears logical and timely step. more recently, pieces of mosaic scattered fall into place, and you end up with the whole picture - with the "online-desktop» Office 365, Office Update 15 and integrated into Windows 8 service SkyDrive, which all created in the office suite documents are saved by default to be accessible on any computer, tablet or smartphone (provided, of course, that all these devices are running Windows). Of course, in this case it is greatly simplified joint work on documents - from any application can send a link to a file for review or invite to participate in its editing. Incidentally, the "Login" in the office need to use Microsoft account (formerly known as Windows Live ID), and then for each application in the upper right corner will display the avatar user to switch to another account.


And yet, it is not about the cloud, but about communication and collaboration - in MS Office 2013 is integrated social network Yammer for business, which Microsoft acquired this year (and now within it offered integration with SharePoint and Microsoft Dynamics). For ordinary users more interesting is the inclusion of Skype service office (acquired by Microsoft a year earlier) and the ability to communicate with your friends using the client Microsoft Lync, which can connect Skype contacts.


Microsoft has consistently driven by the packet interface towards relief. First, in the Office 2007 toolbar with a scattering of small buttons has been replaced by a ribbon-interface - though this step at first, and was accepted in arms, but over time with him to learn, and comments in the spirit of "the last normal office was 2003rd" Now It can be heard only by the most conservative users of Windows XP. In Office 2010, the appearance was much easier, heavy embossed interface elements were smoothed out, there was a sense of "air" - and now we see that progress Microsoft is not going to stop. Office 2013 looks minimalistic, not to say - austere, and now it is distinctly traced unification with the appearance of a new operating system in the first place - with the Metro-interface. So, in the new office is actively used animation in the transitions, switching between menu items, etc. (Even the cursor in Word moves smoothly) - they run fast enough to avoid causing the user discomfort and "retardation" interface, but somewhere on a subconscious level, creating applications use impression with tablet-smartphone interface, rather than the desktop.

We say Metro - mean the party, or rather, touch-sensitive controls. Office 2013 predictably optimized for use on devices with touch screens, there is now a special Touch Mode control mode, which is in Preview Customize Quick Access Toolbar menu. But still optimized for Metro-interface is not as radical as might be feared - tiles, huge menu items, etc. in the desktop version of Office 2013 is still there, and the whole front of us all the same Microsoft Office; from a purely visual point of view, the interface though very heavily reworked, but the design continuity with the previous version of the package is still clearly visible, and to adapt themselves to new applications from scratch, fortunately, do not have to.


Installing Office 2013 Preview can be confusing at first - at the official download page to you propose to establish not Office 2013 and Office 365. So is the case with this package we have to deal more with the "application as a service" rather than a purely desktop software. There is no clear installer - you just go under your Windows Live ID and choose what kind of a preview version of want to try. After that, download web installer, showing a short demonstration - and you can start working in the new office, even without waiting for the download (and this process is called wrapping things up - anywhere in the installation, you will not see the install of the word).


Immediately after loading we get to the home page have undergone some changes compared to Word 2010. For example, in the left pane displays a list of recently opened documents, and in the right field displays the new document templates.

The ribbon-interface, a new menu item - Design. Here expectedly Main tools for the execution of a document - a set of predefined styles, the ability to change the page background, margins, colors, text, etc. Note that, unlike the templates available in paragraph Home, here the concept of style set includes only the font and paragraph properties - color separation, division into headings and body text, etc. Section Design unavailable.

Of small but useful things - when you open a document that you have edited before, a pop-up window offering to go to the place where the file was closed in the last session (and this need not be the place changes - if you just read large text and close the file, you can open it in a place where you left off last time).

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Improved system for collaborative editing of documents - at least for the home user this is not particularly important, however now track who made changes to the text, and to discuss the changes with all the participants work on the document was much more convenient.

Simplifying the process of inserting an online video in the document - just the Insert menu, select Online Video item in the menu that appears, insert a video or using the embed-code, or simply provide a link to YouTube. After that, a window with a video, you can easily move through the document, change its size and position - in this text, thanks to Live Layout function will be in real time to adapt to the changing layout of the document.

Expanded functions to work with PDF - if earlier Word could only save their work to the finished PDF-File, but now he has learned and edit existing PDF-documents. Since it is particularly difficult cases, of course, can not cope (eg PDF-version of "Home PC" magazine there were serious problems with the formatting), but the usual PDF-files (the operating instructions of various equipment, documents sent by mail, etc. .) Word opens and edits without problems.

The following function, the read mode, appeared in Word certainly with an eye on the original use of the package - by going to the View menu - Read Mode, you get full-screen document viewing mode, two arrows on the left and right of the screen to switch between pages and can not be edited (available only commenting and highlighting text search in Bing selected fragment and a couple of functions) - sort of a version of the "reading room" of electronic books.


Start screen in Excel is the same as that of the Word - the left-hand panel with the recent documents and the right side of the list of available templates, among which, of course, and clean the table.

Among the new features are worth mentioning in the first Flash Fill, available in the Data menu item. It analyzes the structure of input data and allows you to fill in the rest of the cell, based on data obtained previously. For example, in the demo file is shown by the example of the table where one column lists the name, and in the neighboring prompted to enter only the name - after the first two cells filled with Excel itself offers to fill the remaining fields according to the data of the adjacent column. Of course, in practice, this feature does not work as smoothly as in the example of Microsoft, but no one expects the program a perfect prediction of user actions - at least not yet.

Quick Analysis feature allows you to change the way the data entered. Thus, it can be used to quickly change the formatting of the table by highlighting in some way important data, build a graph, calculate the data using formulas, insert sparklines (introduced in Excel 2010 "charts in the cells"), and use the summary tables.


Except for the changes that are common to the whole package, fundamental innovations in Outlook 2013 is not observed, but there are a lot of small innovations. For example, switching between menu-mail, calendar, tasks, etc. replaced by the Navigation Bar, which looks like another optimization package for touch control - if you are not satisfied with this display, you can switch to compact mode in which text captions are replaced by pictograms. With the Navigation Bar is one more innovation Peeks glazed windows, pop-up when you hover over the elements of the panel, so that the user can not switch to the appropriate window to see scheduled meetings, view information about the destination, etc. Of the extra comforts - in a compact Outlook interface mode in the correspondence list of flag icons, and delete only appear when you hover the cursor over a particular letter, but saved the draft, by contrast, shows a corresponding mark in the letters to the inbox to which you have started to write the answer.

Mandatory online component snuck and here - connecting office suite to your social networks (Facebook, Linkedin), you can get updates from your friends - the corresponding item (What's New) is available in personal contact card.

From less logical innovations, we note the panel with the weather, are displayed in the calendar window - it is difficult to understand what she was doing here, but you can disable the settings in Outlook.

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Home in PowerPoint is similar to those in Word and Excel - a list of recently opened presentations and a set of templates for the production of a new one.

For easier presentation on the second screen is designed Presenter View mode. It is called the Alt-F5, and is a full-screen mode with a set of tools to facilitate the slideshow process, and it can be seen only on the "personal screen", and actually slides are displayed on the big screen - for example, the projector.

The presentation is often inserted into tables and charts, and the new PowerPoint have the opportunity to introduce a table from Excel, with no loss of functionality. As in Word, in PowerPoint has a feature to continue reading the document from the point at which the user stopped in the previous session with him. Another common feature with Word - commenting system. There were also smaller improvements - for example, the possibility of background music throughout the presentation, color selection tool for labels, native support for video formats MP4, etc.


Since moving office into the cloud and is available not only on PCs but also on smartphones / tablets, a tool for creating OneNote notes may begin to create competition for one of the most popular services of this kind - Evernote.

It is noteworthy that OneNote is available not only on the Windows platform, but also for devices on iOS and Android, but also, and just from the browser. However, at least at the moment version android apps, OneNote Mobile, is not available in our country, but we hope that in the future it will release for Ukraine too. As for this kind of applications priority use of the method it is still mobile, it is not surprising that OneNote is already available in the Windows Store as Metro-app.

As PowerPoint, OneNote had the opportunity to paste from Excel spreadsheets - with charting, automatic updating of information entered in the Excel-file, etc. In addition, in OneNote you can now create audio notes, he got integration with Outlook Calendar, more convenient search system, auto-save, and, of course, a simplified system collaborate on notes.

Distribution method

At the moment, the official website has information about the following types of package. Designed for home use Home Premium - to be mounted on 5 PCs or tablets, which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Publisher, and Access, plus 7 GB in SkyDrive, and 60 minutes for international calls to Skype every month. Small Business Premium - can be purchased for a group of up to 10 members (5 units each) with "professional mail, document collaboration and video conferencing in HD» (specific composition package is not yet known). ProPlus - the structure includes Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, OneNote, Access, Publisher, and the Lync, can be purchased for 25 accounts, 5 installations each. And the latest version, Enterprise - is a more advanced version of ProPlus, a part of which is further enabled Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and Lync Online.

If we talk about availability and pricing, then this account is no accurate information - we contacted the Ukrainian representative office of Microsoft, but we could tell only that at this stage no detailed information about the timing of release, nor yet the prices. We only know that both versions will be on a subscription with a monthly fee, and the usual "perpetual" license - both for business and for home use. As for the time of your current Preview-Version - the official FAQ says that will expire after approximately 60 days after the release of the commercial version of the package.


Now it is difficult to talk about the future prospects of Office 2013 - too many unknowns in this equation. Everything will depend on the licensing conditions, the attractiveness of the subscription (previously this variant distribution package is simply not there, and to predict how he is "going to the people", it is simply impossible), the real demand for the scheme "one office on different devices." Any other revolutionary change, a kind of technological breakthrough is not here - in the preview version we see the laws of evolution of "online" and update one of the oldest office packages in accordance with today's realities. Whether it will be required by the market, and users decide that previous versions of them completely satisfied - time will tell.

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