Introduction to the Backstage View

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Introduction to the Backstage View

Introduction to the Backstage View

The Ribbon, covered in the prior lesson, is where you find all the commands necessary to make changes to your documents. Clicking on the tabs in the Ribbon changes the set of commands available to you while you work in your document.

Please note that there is no FILE menu or Backstage view in Microsoft Word 2007.

After clicking on the FILE menu, you can no longer see your document or the Ribbon. Instead, you see what Microsoft calls the Backstage view. This is where you:

  1. Manage your current document and other documents (Save, Open, Close, Print, etc.).
  2. See information about your current document (Location, Size, Number of Pages and Words, Author, etc.).
  3. Manage your Word settings and options (Display, AutoCorrect options, customize the Ribbon, etc.)

Many of the features of the Backstage view are covered in our intermediate and advanced Microsoft Word classes. Only those that are essential to working with Microsoft Word are covered in this class.