What and where is Backstage view

After you click the File tab, you can see the Microsoft Office Backstage view. The Office Backstage view is where you manage your files and the data about them — creating, saving, inspecting for hidden metadata or personal information, and setting options. In short, it is everything that you do to a file that you don't do in the file.

The File tab in Microsoft Office 2010 replaces the Microsoft Office Button Button image and File menu used in earlier releases of Microsoft Office.

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Where is the File tab located?

The File tab is the colored tab, for example, the blue tab in Microsoft Word 2010, located in the upper-left corner of Microsoft Office 2010 programs.

Arrow pointing to File tab in Word

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What do I see when I click the File tab?

When you click the File tab, you see many of the same basic commands that you saw when you clicked the Microsoft Office Button Button image or on the File menu in earlier releases of Microsoft Office, such as Open, Save, and Print.

Commands available after click the File tab in Word

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Show me Backstage view

You can watch a video that shows you more about Backstage view at Video: What and where is Backstage view.

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Applies to:
Access 2010, Excel 2010, InfoPath 2010, OneNote 2010, Outlook 2010, PowerPoint 2010, Project 2010, Publisher 2010, SharePoint Designer 2010, Visio 2010, Word 2010