When Microsoft introduced the ribbon in 2007, there were mixed reviews. Some users found it convenient and easier to navigate while others found it cumbersome and confusing. In either case, everyone can benefit from a great feature that allows you to create a customized tab. Rather than looking through each tab to find the desired command, you can create a custom tab and include your most commonly used tools.
The example below refers to Word 2010, but this feature is available in other Office 2010 programs and subsequent versions.
- Regardless of which tab is selected, navigate your mouse to the ribbon and right-click.
- Select Customize the Ribbon in the drop-down menu.
- The Word Options window will open. This window has several customization options available in the menu on the left including customizing the ribbon.
- Underneath the right column, click the New Tab button. A new tab will be added to your Main Tabs List.
- Right-click the label New Tab (Custom) to change the name, relocate, or delete the tab.
- To add commands to your new tab, left-click the appropriate command from the menu on the left and drag it into your new tab.
- Select OK.
Now you can access your favorite actions all in one place – no need to click through each tab trying to remember where that important tool resides.