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Chapter 2. Customizing the Office Interf... > Configuring Common Office Features

Configuring Common Office Features

In every Office application, you'll find most customization settings on the Options dialog box. Select Tools, Options to adjust these settings. Although the available settings vary widely, you can typically customize the following:

  • Control the number of files on the recently used file list. The default is four, and the maximum is nine for most Office applications.

  • Set spelling preferences (Word and PowerPoint), as explained in the following section.

  • Enter user information, including your name and initials, for use with comments.

  • Control whether you see and hear animation and sound effects when you use menus and other interface elements. If sound effects annoy you, turn them off here.

  • Set AutoRecover options (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) to automatically save snapshots of files in memory at regular intervals so that the program can recover them in the event of a system crash. (This is not a substitute for saving your work regularly!)

  • Hide or show status bars at the bottom of each program window. These typically display information about the current document, worksheet, presentation, or other data file.

  • Hide or show rulers, scrollbars, and other interface elements.


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