What and where is the Microsoft Office Button?

The user interface has been significantly redesigned in the following 2007 Microsoft Office system programs: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook (in the composing and reading windows). The Office Button Office button image replaces the File menu.

What do you want to know?

Where is the Office Button located?

What do I see when I click the Office Button?

Where is the Options command?

Why does the Office Button blink?

How do I customize the list of recently used files?

When do I see the Office Button in Outlook?

Where is the Office Button located?

The Office Button Office button image is located in the upper-left corner of the following 2007 Microsoft Office system programs: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook (in the composing and reading windows).

Arrow pointing to the Microsoft Office Button

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What do I see when I click the Office Button?

When you click the Office Button Office button image, you see the same basic commands available on the File menu in earlier releases of Microsoft Office to open, save, and print your file.

Microsoft Office Button with menu open

However, in the 2007 Office release, more commands are now available, such as Finish and Publish. For example, in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint by pointing to Finish, and then clicking Inspect Document, you can check a file for hidden metadata or personal information.

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Where is the Options command?

After you click the Office Button Excel Options button.

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Why does the Office Button blink?

The Office Button Office button image one time, it should stop blinking.

At this time, there is no way to turn off the blinking.

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How do I customize the list of recently used files?

Many Microsoft Office programs display the last few files you opened in that program. You can use the links on this list to quickly access files. For more information about how this feature is turned on, turned off, or to adjust the number of files that it displays, see Customize the list of recently used files.

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When do I see the Office Button in Outlook?

In Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 when you read or create a message, task, contact, or calendar item, you see the new Office Button Office button image.

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