Ribbon (computing)

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In computer interface design, a ribbon is a graphical control element in the form of a set of toolbars placed on several tabs.wikipedia
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Microsoft Office 2007

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However, in 2007, Microsoft used the term to refer to its own implementation of tabbed toolbars encompassing a conglomerate of controls for Microsoft Office 2007, which Microsoft calls "The Fluent UI".
Office 2007 introduced a new graphical user interface called the Fluent User Interface, which uses ribbons and an Office menu instead of menu bars and toolbars.

Microsoft Office 2010

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With the release of Microsoft Office 2010, however, ribbons were implemented in the rest of the Microsoft Office applications.
The ribbon introduced in Office 2007 for Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word is the primary user interface for all apps and is fully customizable in Office 2010.

Microsoft

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However, in 2007, Microsoft used the term to refer to its own implementation of tabbed toolbars encompassing a conglomerate of controls for Microsoft Office 2007, which Microsoft calls "The Fluent UI". In July 2011, Avid Tech added a ribbon interface under Microsoft license to Version 7.0 of their Sibelius (scorewriter) music notation application, replacing the menu navigation system of previous versions.
Microsoft Office 2007, released at the same time, featured a "Ribbon" user interface which was a significant departure from its predecessors.

Microsoft PowerPoint

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In Microsoft Office 2007, only Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint implemented ribbons.
Succeeding versions of PowerPoint introduced important changes, particularly version 12.0 (2007) which had a very different shared Office "ribbon" user interface, and a new shared Office XML-based file format.

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In computer interface design, a ribbon is a graphical control element in the form of a set of toolbars placed on several tabs.

Windows 8

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On Windows 8, File Explorer followed suit. Microsoft facilitated the adoption with the releases of Windows 8, Windows 7 and the Windows Vista platform update, which included built-in ribbon framework APIs, introduced to allow developers to integrate a ribbon toolbar into their applications.
This build introduced a new ribbon in Windows Explorer.

Microsoft Office

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With the release of Microsoft Office 2010, however, ribbons were implemented in the rest of the Microsoft Office applications.
For example, the toolbar, colored buttons and the gray-colored 3D look of Office 4.3 were added to Windows 95, and the ribbon, introduced in Office 2007, has been incorporated into several programs bundled with Windows 7 and later.

Toolbar

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In computer interface design, a ribbon is a graphical control element in the form of a set of toolbars placed on several tabs.

Windows Movie Maker

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The fourth wave of Windows Live Essentials applications, including Mail, Photo Gallery, Movie Maker and Writer, featured a ribbon.
Also, Movie Maker's interface was redesigned in the Windows Live version to use a ribbon toolbar similar to Office 2007; it also added features such as "Auto Movie" and the ability to export videos directly to DVDs and YouTube.

Tab (interface)

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In computer interface design, a ribbon is a graphical control element in the form of a set of toolbars placed on several tabs.

Microsoft Dynamics CRM

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Ribbons also appeared in SQL Server Report Builder, Dynamics CRM 2011, Microsoft WebMatrix, Microsoft Mathematics v4.0, Microsoft EMET 4.0 and Microsoft Message Analyzer.

Microsoft Excel

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In Microsoft Office 2007, only Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint implemented ribbons.
Similar to other updated Office products, Excel in 2007 used the new Ribbon menu system.

Microsoft Mathematics

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Ribbons also appeared in SQL Server Report Builder, Dynamics CRM 2011, Microsoft WebMatrix, Microsoft Mathematics v4.0, Microsoft EMET 4.0 and Microsoft Message Analyzer.

Microsoft Paint

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On Windows 7, Paint and WordPad feature ribbons.
The version of Paint in Windows 7 and later features a ribbon in its user interface.

Windows Photo Gallery

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The fourth wave of Windows Live Essentials applications, including Mail, Photo Gallery, Movie Maker and Writer, featured a ribbon.
New features in Windows Live Photo Gallery 2011 include addition of a ribbon to the user interface, batch processing, a clone tool, facial recognition, geotagging with support for Bing Maps, image stitching, and noise reduction.

Windows Live Mail

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The fourth wave of Windows Live Essentials applications, including Mail, Photo Gallery, Movie Maker and Writer, featured a ribbon.
The first beta became available on 24 June 2010, sporting ribbons in the user interface and a calendar pane.

Windows Live Writer

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The fourth wave of Windows Live Essentials applications, including Mail, Photo Gallery, Movie Maker and Writer, featured a ribbon.
Released on September 30, 2010, Windows Live Writer 2011 introduced the new Ribbon user interface.

Windows Essentials

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The fourth wave of Windows Live Essentials applications, including Mail, Photo Gallery, Movie Maker and Writer, featured a ribbon.
In addition, the ribbon user interface was incorporated into Mail, Movie Maker, Photo Gallery, and Writer.

WordPad

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On Windows 7, Paint and WordPad feature ribbons.
Microsoft has updated the user interface for WordPad in Windows 7, giving it an Office 2010-style ribbon that replaces the application menu and toolbars.

File Explorer

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On Windows 8, File Explorer followed suit.
The file manager on Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 is renamed File Explorer and introduces new features such as a redesigned interface incorporating a ribbon toolbar, and a redesigned file operation dialog that displays more detailed progress and allows for file operations to be paused and resumed.

Windows Vista

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Microsoft facilitated the adoption with the releases of Windows 8, Windows 7 and the Windows Vista platform update, which included built-in ribbon framework APIs, introduced to allow developers to integrate a ribbon toolbar into their applications.

Ribbon Hero

The game is available as a free download and serves to educate users of Microsoft Office 2007 and 2010 how to use the ribbon interface.

Sibelius (scorewriter)

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In July 2011, Avid Tech added a ribbon interface under Microsoft license to Version 7.0 of their Sibelius (scorewriter) music notation application, replacing the menu navigation system of previous versions.
In Version 7.0, Avid rebuilt Sibelius as a 64 bit application, replacing the menu navigation system of previous versions with a Ribbon interface in the process.

Ribbon Hero 2

The game is available as a free download and serves to educate users of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote in Microsoft Office 2007 and 2010 how to use the ribbon interface.

MATLAB

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In September 2012, MathWorks introduced a ribbon interface (known as "Toolstrip") in MATLAB R2012b.