One of the difficulties I had faced when I switched from Microsoft Office 2003 to Office 2007 and later to Office 2010, It was very difficult to locate the command buttons in New ribbon type GUI of MS office. I sill remember, I had to shift to  office 2003 version often as often I was unable to find the button for the exact command which was needed in 2007 version of MS Excel, Word or Power point.

Today we will talk about a addon “Search Commands” for MS office 2010 and 2007 version, released by Microsoft office labs which lets you quickly find the commands you need in Microsoft Office 2007 and 2010 Word, Excel and PowerPoint. The installer is just a small ~2.9 MB msi file, which you need to install. It easily gets integrated with your existing ribbon of MS office products like Excel, Word, Power Poiont etc.

You need to just type the keyword and it will show you the command buttons as you keep typing just like your google search results. I did a installation on my laptop and was amazed at it the way it works. I had never seen so many commands that existed in MS office for doing a specific work. Just type something and you will find a whole lot of button making it dead simple to use them without any need to keep searching here and there.

You can use “Windows Key + Y” as hot key put focus in the search field without worrying about using the mouse.

This concept looks great and can be implemented to other applications also. Hopefully, developers are listening.

Requirements: Windows XP or later. Office 2007 or Office 2010 32 or 64 bit.

Limitations: English only. Works with Word, Excel and PowerPoint only.

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