Context Menus – What are they?

You can use context menus to apply some quick formatting to your Microsoft Word document without the need to resort to the Home tab. The commands on context menus are mostly from the ‘Font’ and ‘Paragraph’ groups under the ‘Home’ tab on the ribbon.

1. To apply the commands on context menus, first, select the section on your document which you want to format. The Mini Toolbar will appear semi-transparently to the right of the selection.

2. Next, right-click the selected area or any place on your document – the context menu appears together with the Mini Toolbar. See the Diagram below. 


context menus


3. Then, left-click on any command you want to use on the context menu and Microsoft Word will perform the task you chose.

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