Tuesday, April 5, 2011


Understanding The Office Backstage

The Office Backstage view is one of the biggest changes to the Office 2010 application interface. The Office Backstage is accessed via the File tab included on each of the applications’ Ribbon. The Backstage provides commands such as Save, Save As, Open, and Close in applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher. Figure below shows the Excel Backstage with Save & Send selected.

Understanding The Office BackstageThe Save & Send options shown in Figure above are new to Office 2010 and make it easy for you to share your files with other users. You can email a file as an attachment, save the file to the Windows Live SkyDrive (Save to Web), and share files on a SharePoint Server site using the Save to SharePoint command. Office 2010 is designed for better file sharing and taking advantage of different platforms such as SharePoint Server that enable you to easily share files with your coworkers and colleagues.

The Backstage also gives you access to information related to the current file via the Info window. Files recently opened in the application are listed when you select Recent, and you can create a new file in an application by selecting New.

The Backstage is also home to one of the biggest changes in Office 2010, which makes previewing and printing of your document easier to manage: The print commands are integrated into the Backstage. Selecting Print in the Backstage opens the Print window. The Print Preview pane is built  right into the Print window, so you can preview the  printout as you select your printer and adjust your print settings. Figure below shows the Word Print window.

Understanding The Office Backstage 1You can use the Print window to set the number of copies, specify the page range to print, and adjust page orientation, size, and margins. You can also easily navigate through the pages of the preview provided and zoom in and out on the preview using the Zoom slider.

© Microsoft Office 2010 In Depth By Joe Habraken

Microsoft Office 2010 In Depth

  • Paperback: 1008 pages
  • Publisher: Que; 1 edition (November 10, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780789743091
  • ISBN-13: 978-0789743091
  • ASIN: 0789743094


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