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Word 2007 Mini Toolbar and Live Preview

Two new features to Word 2007 include Live Preview and the Mini Toolbar.

Live Preview occurs when you make a change to a selected item, such as changing the font of some text, and Word previews how the text will look before you make your desired change.

The Mini Toolbar appears when you select some text. A transparent toolbar that may not be that obvious at first glance is displayed. Hover the mouse over the toolbar to bring it to life.

This toolbar provides quick access to popular Word tools such as Bold, Align Center and changing the font.

Word Mini Toolbar

If you decide you do not like either of these features you can switch them off. Click the Office Button and then Word Options. The Word Options dialogue box is displayed.

Disabling the Mini Toolbar and Live Preview

With the Popular area selected the first two options are Show Mini Toolbar on selection and Enable Live Preview. Check or uncheck the options as necessary.

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