How To Find Office 2003 Commands In Office 2007 And 2010

Are you still looking for commands in Office 2007 and 2010? New to the ribbon interface of Office 2007 and 2010? Miss the menus of Office 2003, and you can’t get around the new versions of Office?

Don’t worry!!! Microsoft has made an interactive guide to Office 2007 and 2010. This guide helps users to learn their way around the ribbon. It is pretty simple to use. All we have to do is to start the application that we want to practice on, and then select a command from the old interface. A tooltip window will appear, showing us how to find this command in the new Office version.

In order to start our practicing we must follow the below link:

Once the link is activated, we are transferred to the Microsoft Office 2010 web page. We navigate in the page, until we find the area Use An Interactive Guide To Find My Commands. Under that area, we can get started with the Interactive Guide by clicking on any of the following icons as shown in the image below:



In order for the guides to work, we must have Silverlight installed; otherwise we will be prompted to install it.

Once the guide has started for the application that we had chosen to we press the Start button as shown in the image below.


Once the guide has started, we see the old interface of Word. We then select a command that we want to find out where it is located in Word 2010, as shown in the image below. A tooltip window appears, telling us where this command is located in Word 2010.


When we click on a command, the Word 2010 interface appears showing us where the command that we had selected is located, as shown in the image below.


Below are listed some examples from different applications.

Excel 2003


Excel 2010


Outlook 2003


Outlook 2010


PowerPoint 2003


PowerPoint 2010


Once a command is select we can always press the Try Another Command button in order to return and to select a different command.

We can always install the guides to our computer, so we can access them even when we are not online. We select the guide that we want to install, and then from the top right corner of the guide we press the Install button as we can see below.


The Install Application window appears, notifying us where we want the locations of the shortcuts to be installed. We then select between the two options and press the OK button.


We can also download Office Reference Workbooks, which show us how to access each item that was in Office 2003 in Office 2010.

Follow the link below and download the Office Reference Workbook that is needed.

In the image below we can see the Outlook guide, showing us where each of Outlook 2003’s Main Menu commands are located in Outlook 2010.


Microsoft also has interactive guides for Office 2007 users, at the following address:

Below I have started the guide for Microsoft Office Excel 2007.


Below is a screenshot of the Microsoft Office Excel 2007 interactive guide.


You can also check out the video below, demostrating on how to use the Microsoft Office 2007 and 2010 Interactive Guide.

Microsoft Office 2010 Interactive Guide

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