OT: OfficeLabs Search Commands for Office 2007

I quite like the new ribbon interface in Office 2007, but occasionally I still find myself sometimes hunting for commands that I know exist somewhere.....

If you are the same, then you will be pleased to know that there is a really good solution to this situation in the form of the Search Commands plugin from the OfficeLabs team at Microsoft. It adds a tab to the ribbon that lets you search all the commands in any of the office applications.



If for instance you could not find the Spell Check facility in Excel 2007 you can search for it:


And you not only get a button that you can use to launch the feature, you get a tool tip that tells you the location in ribbon for that given command.

The other interesting thing is that there are some commands that are not on the ribbon at all, but with this tool you can easily find and execute them without having to add these commands to the quick launch or anything like that.



There are a couple of other projects on the OfficeLabs site including the pptPlex one which look quite interesting.

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