Office Labs Search Commands

Tired of Searching for commands in the menus of Office 2003, then you should upgrade to Office 2007, once you start using Office 2007, I am sure you will love it, and will get new experience of using Offie Ribbon that makes navigation a real fun!, I have seen so many people using Office 2007 but not even know the name of this square that shows the group of commands on the top banner area of Office application this is simply a Ribbon!, the below image is for a ribbon.

It lets you carry out any operation you want to, with a mouse click, and also it offers dynamic preview, you can try this yourself for fonts, and changing smart art type.

That was an intro!, Office Labs has taken the ribbon to a further stage by offering Search Commands, it is a ribbon that lets users search all the available commands in Office 2007, rather than switching from one ribbon to another trying to spot the command or operation you are trying to carry out, it is really interesting and real time saver!, in fact ribbons are based on XML ( again!! ), developers can design and build new ribbon controls. That's why I am not amazed, with the new search commands ribbon, I think it is searching in XML files that commands are based upon, I beleive it is offering great business value, let me show you how to use the features of Search Commands:

  • First go to Office Labs and download the application ( 2.9 MB approx ), then install it.

  • Launch MS Word 2007.

  • Click Windows+Y, this would take you right to the search textbox under the search commands.

  • Type anything such as "Table", Search Commands will build a list of ribbon items dynamically as you type in the search box, and you would be getting some commands as shown below, the commands are numbered, if you hit any number it will move the focuse to the target command.

  • You can see commands such as add new table, and update table of contents are built and shown.

  • Clear the search text box, and you would get the guided tour button shown, click it, and it will walk you through how to use the search commands.


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