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How to Create & Share Customized Tab on the Office 2010 Ribbon?

Microsoft Office 2010 has some really amazing features that enable optimal performance. Creating customized tab on Microsoft Office 2010 Ribbon; will help you create easy documents with desired commands without any hassle. With the help of customized tab you can save your time that you invest in changing the default commands while creating a document.

The steps given ahead will help you create customized tab on the Microsoft Office 2010 Ribbon.

Steps to Change Default Tab Settings on the Office 2010 Ribbon -

  • Open the Microsoft Office document for which you want to change default tab settings.
  • Now, take the cursor to the ribbon and right-click on it.
  • A popup menu will appear, select the option in the list ‘Customize the Ribbon’.

Now, Microsoft Office will open a new screen with multiple options and choices. With the listed options you can easily select the options for customizing the documents as per your requirements. Once you have made the changes click ‘OK’ to save the desired changes.

If you are someone who uses a set of particular commands for creating specific documents, then creating your customized tabs will help you to apply the custom setting quickly. The below given tips will certainly help you save your time and increase productivity.

Steps to Create a Customized Tab on the Office 2010 Ribbon -

  • Open any Microsoft Office app document for which you create a customized tab.
  • Take the cursor to the ribbon and right-click on it.
  • From the available options in the list, click on ‘Customize the Ribbon’.
  • Another window will appear on your screen, look for ‘New Tab’ button on the right bottom side.
  • After you have clicked on ‘New Tab’ another pop-up window will appear. Type the ‘Display name’ in the given field for your customized tab and then click ‘OK’.
  • Drop down list of options from ‘Choose commands from’ and select the category.
  • Now, drag and drop or select the required commands from the list available on left and add them to the list available on right.

Once you are done with customizing the tab commands, save the changes. Saving the changes will create your customized tab for the chosen Microsoft Office application. What you need to keep in mind is that creating a custom tab in one Microsoft Office application will not show in other Microsoft Office applications. However, customized tab can be created in every Microsoft Office apps like Word, Excel, Power Point etc. by using the same tips.

Steps to Share Customized Tab on the Office 2010 Ribbon -

  • Open Microsoft Office document for which you have already created a customized tab.
  • Click on your customized tab and right-click on it.
  • From the available options in the list, click on ‘Customize the Ribbon’.
  • Now, the customization window will open up. Click on ‘Import/Export’ tab on the bottom right of the window.
  • From the drop down list click on ‘Export all customizations’ option.
  • Save the file to your desired location on the hard drive.

Whenever you want to create or share your custom tab settings with your colleagues and friends; just share the saved file. This will surely help everyone to save time, increase their productivity and work on Microsoft Office apps with similar settings. 

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