Office Ribbon


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Office Ribbon

The user interface in Microsoft Office applications introduced with Office 2007. Except for the File menu, the Ribbon replaced all the traditional menus with tabbed toolbars and buttons.


Menus Became Toolbars
Except for the File menu (red arrow), the Ribbon puts functions together in toolbars accessed by tabs. The Home tab is selected in this example with some of the detail of the toolbar at the top. For comparison, the previous Office interface is shown at the bottom.
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In order to extend the functionality of the existing Ribbon bar or to repurpose the built-in commands we must take into account the controls that the Office Ribbon provides, along with their object and event model.
The connected SharePoint lists can be updated manually on demand using the Office ribbon or automatically in background, using a SharePoint timer job.
The program has a simple and customizable ribbon interface that will look familiar to PC users--Nitro based its design on the Microsoft Office ribbon, which is the company's toolbar 2.
It will] be replaced with things like the Windows Explorer contextual strip, or the Office Ribbon, [which is] now in Paint and WordPad, too.

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