Learn about the features within the toolbars Office 2000 uses in this free lesson.


The key components of Office 2000 are Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access. We will focus on these four applications throughout the Office 2000 skill sets.

In the previous lesson, you learned to choose a command using menus. You can also choose a command using a toolbar.

Important pointToolbars contain icons representing the most commonly used commands. Sometimes it's easier to click an icon than it is to open a menu and search for a command.

Important pointCertain toolbar icons (and their corresponding commands) are unique to specific Office applications, but there are others such as New, Open, and Save that are common to all of them.

Forgot what an icon on the toolbar means?
Hover your mouse pointer over the icon. A label will appear telling you what the button does. This label is called a tooltip.

Check this outIt doesn't matter which way you choose to perform a command; it's just a matter of preference.