Microsoft Office has so many formatting and editing features, it is difficult to remember where everything is located. In addition, many long-time users of Microsoft Office have found the Ribbon confusing.
The Microsoft Office Labs has a solution in the form of a simple add-in called Search Commands. Search Commands has been available for a while now, but it seems to be a little-known add-in. Search Commands will help you quickly find the commands you need in Microsoft Office 2007 and 2010 Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
To launch Search Commands, click on the Search Commands tab in Word, Excel and PowerPoint. If you prefer keyboard shortcuts, click the Windows Key + Y combination.
As illustrated in the images below from Office 2010 and Office 2007, the search mechanism is very intuitive. Merely typing "insert" in the search box yielded the most commonly searched information:
Try it. You'll like it.
If you are new to the Ribbon, you may also find the information at Office.com helpful: Office Ribbon Find Commands.
Requirements and Download Information
- Requirements: Windows XP or later. Office 2007 or Office 2010 32- or 64-bit.
- Limitations: English only. Works with Word, Excel and PowerPoint only.
- Additional Information: Microsoft Office Labs
- Download Link: Download Search Commands