Many people think that the new ribbon interface that Microsoft introduced with Office 2007 was a definite change for the better. But lots of people, including myself, disagree. We spent years learning our way around the traditional menu structure, which merely resulted in frustration when Microsoft decided to "improve" things.
If you use Office 2007 or 2010 and you want the old menus back, there are a handful of programs and add-ins that can achieve this for you. One of the better-known offerings is Ubit Menu. You can get it from http://www.ubit.ch/software/ubitmenu-languages, and it works in both Office 2007 and 2010. It's a tiny download, at less than 400 KB.
As you can see from the screen shot below, it adds a new "Menu" tab to the ribbon. Click on that tab, and you'll find a traditional menu far with all your favourites.
For personal use, it's free of charge. A commercial licence is still good value, at around $10 for the base licence and an additional 65 cents per user.
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