Backstage View (The FILE Menu)
The Ribbon, covered previously, is where you find all the commands necessary to make changes to your files. Clicking on the tabs in the Ribbon changes the set of commands available to you while you work in your file.
After clicking on the FILE menu, you can no longer see your file or the Ribbon. Instead, you see what Microsoft calls the Backstage view. This is where you:
- Manage your current document, spreadsheet, or presentation and other documents, spreadsheets, and presentations (Save, Open, Close, Print, set Permissions, etc.).
- See information about your current file (Location, Size, number of Pages and Words, Author, etc.).
- Access Help.
- Manage your Word settings and options (Display, AutoCorrect options, customize the Ribbon, etc.)