1-2 Tabs and Panels
The headings across the ribbon at the top of the screen (Home, Insert, etc.) are called tabs, and the groups of commands on the tabs are called panels. Figure 1-7 shows the Home panels and the Annotate panels.
Accessing Additional Commands Within a Panel
Each panel shows a group of the most commonly used commands. Additional commands are available by clicking the arrow to the right of the panel’s name. Figure 1-8 shows the additional Draw commands available.
Tooltips for Commands
A tooltip is a pop-up help window that appears when the cursor is hovered over a command’s icon (Figure 1-8). Initially, when you place the cursor over a command icon but don’t click, a tooltip appears, identifying the command. After a few seconds the tooltip expands to further define the command.
Accessing Other Help Information
If you cannot find a command or if you need further instructions for operating a particular command, type a keyword into the text box in the program’s title bar, and press Enter or click the Access to Help button located in the top-right section of the screen (Figure 1-9). The icon for the Access to Help tool is a question mark within a circle. The Help dialog box appears. Type in the name of what you are seeking and click the magnifying glass icon just to the right of the search box.