For users of Excel the change from the familiar old menu bar, in Excel 2003 and earlier, to the new ribbon, in Excel 2007 or 2010, things can be a bit of a shock. Things aren’t where you expect, some may not even be in a place you consider sensible. But, now you’ve upgraded, let’s look at a way to deal with this.
The way I see things, it can be pretty much defined with these choices:
- downgrade back to your old familiar version of Excel;
- ask a friendly developer to write a custom menu set-up for you to replicate the old 2003 menu;
- get to grips with the changes
Option 1, would seem a shame; option 2, although it may be tempting, is not the way to go; option 3 is easier with a rough guide to where they’ve all gone.
Note that, in addition to all the ribbons, there is also a Quick Access Toolbar (QAT), in it’s default position this is at the very top of the application.
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For those who’d like to have a play with the official Microsoft Office interactive guides just click on the link.