Getting Started with Word

Get Microsoft Office help using the Ribbon, Quick Access Toolbar, and Backstage view to produce documents in MS Word 2016.

The Quick Access Toolbar

Located just above the Ribbon, the Quick Access Toolbar lets you access common commands no matter which tab is selected. By default, it shows the Save, Undo, and Redo commands, but you can add other commands depending on your needs.

To add commands to the Quick Access Toolbar:

  1. Click the drop-down arrow to the right of the Quick Access Toolbar.
    clicking the Quick Access Toolbar drop-down menu
  2. Select the command you want to add from the menu.
    adding the Quick Print command to the Quick Access Toolbar
  3. The command will be added to the Quick Access Toolbar.
    the Quick Print command on the Quick Access Toolbar

The Ruler

The Ruler is located at the top and to the left of your document. It makes it easier to adjust your document with precision. If you want, you can hide the Ruler to create more screen space.

To show or hide the Ruler:

  1. Click the View tab.
    clicking the View tab
  2. Click the checkbox next to Ruler to show or hide the Ruler.
    turning on the Ruler