Microsoft offering free resources designed to streamline the personalization process of the graphical user interface of various Office 2010 components.
In this matter, the software company has made available three downloads: Ribbon customization for InfoPath 2010 – Favorites tab; Ribbon customization for Visio 2010 – Favorites tab and Ribbon customization for Project 2010 – Favorites tab
“When you import a ribbon customization file, you lose all prior ribbon and Quick Access Toolbar customizations. If you think that you might want to revert to the customization that you currently have, you should export them before importing any new customizations,” Microsoft explained.
On the support area of the Office 2010 website, the Redmond company is offering information on how to customize the Ribbon / Fluent UI.
“Ribbon customization is specific to the Microsoft Office program you are working in at the time. Ribbon customization doesn’t apply across the Office programs,” Microsoft explains.
“You can rename and change the order of the default tabs and groups that are built-into Office 2010. However, you cannot rename the default commands, change the icons associated with these default commands, or change the order of these commands. The default commands appear in gray text.”
“To add commands to a group, you must add a custom group to a default tab or to a new, custom tab. To help you identify a custom tab or group and to distinguish from a default tab or group, the custom tabs and groups in the Customize the Ribbon list have (Custom) after the name, but the word (Custom) does not appear in the ribbon.”
You can download the Ribbon customization for Project,Visio, and InfoPath 2010 – Favorites tab here.