Accessibility help for Microsoft Office 2007


The User Interface for Office 2007 - or Ribbon as it is known - is very different to previous versions of Office and takes
some getting used to.

Office 2003 interface

Office 2003 interface

Office 2007 interface

Screenshot of Office 2007 ribbon


There are things that you can do to make the Ribbon and the Office working environment more accessible. The following
list has been copied from the AbilityNet main website. Clicking any of the links will open a new window.

Office 2007 - Contextual Spell CheckingOffice 2007 - Contextual Spell Checking – PDF format (74KB)
Office 2007 - How to move AutoCorrect entries in earlier versions of Microsoft Word to Word 2007Office 2007 - How to move AutoCorrect entries in earlier versions of Microsoft Word to Word 2007 – PDF format (1.1MB)
Office 2007 - Part 1 - An Introduction to the RibbonOffice 2007 - Part 1 - Fluent User Interface an Introduction – PDF format (264KB)
Office 2007 - Part 2 - Navigating the RibbonOffice 2007 - Part 2 - Navigating the Fluent User interface or Ribbon – PDF format (456KB)
Office 2007 - Part 3 - The Microsoft Office Button and Quick Access ToolbarOffice 2007 - Part 3 - The Microsoft Office Button and Quick Access Toolbar – PDF format (416KB)
Office 2007 - Part 4 - Adapting and Hiding the Ribbon & Quick Access ToolbarOffice 2007 - Part 4 - Adapting and Hiding the Fluent User interface & Ribbon & Quick Access Toolbar – PDF format (464KB)
Office 2007 - Part 5 - Increasing the size of the RibbonOffice 2007 - Part 5 - Increasing the size of the Fluent User interface or Ribbon – PDF format (872KB)
Office 2007 - Part 6 - Using Auto CorrectOffice 2007 - Part 6 - Using Auto Correct – PDF format (768KB)
Office 2007 - Part 7 - AutoText and its replacementOffice 2007 - Part 7 - AutoText and its replacement – PDF format (636KB)
Office 2007 - Part 8 - Placing Quick Parts on the Quick Access MenuOffice 2007 - Part 8 - Placing Quick Parts on the Quick Access Menu – PDF format (492KB)

If you don't like the Office 2007 Ribbon, you can always revert to the previous version - called the Classic View. There is
an add-on available which will make Office 2007 interface look like Office 2003. Download it from AddinTools.com

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