Office 2007 offers a new user interface for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and some parts of Outlook. This new user interface consists of three parts, as shown in Figure 1-2:
Office Button ^ Quick Access toolbar ^ Ribbon
The three parts of the new Microsoft Office 2007 user interface.
The File menu
The File menu contains commands for opening, saving, printing, and closing a file. In Word, a file is called a document. In Excel, a file is called a workbook. In PowerPoint, a file is called a presentation. In Access, a file is called a database.
In previous versions of Office, the File menu was clearly labeled File. In Office 2007, the File menu appears when you click the Office Button in the upper-left corner (refer to Figure 1-2).
You can display the File menu by clicking the Office Button or by pressing Alt+F.