There are seven tabs initially but additional tabs can be displayed depending on your personal Word Options.
These tabs will look different depending on how wide your Word application window is. Every tab is divided into "groups" and the name of these groups is displayed at the bottom.
As you make your application window wider, more and more of the commands will be displayed until eventually every command from every group is visible.
In addition to these seven tabs there are also additional contextual tabs which automatically appear depending on what is currently selected.
You can hide the ribbon by using the arrow in the top right corner or double click on a tab.
You can also press (Ctrl + F1)
Dialog Box Launcher
Quickly access a full range of options through the familiar dialog boxes
If you see a small icon next to any group click it to display a dialog box containing more options
These appear automatically when you select certain objects
easily pick from preformatted options applicable to tables, pictures, textboxes
Zoom and View
change views and easily zoom in and out
ScreenTips on Toolbars
(Tools > Customise) (Options tab)
Make sure you have the "Show shortcut keys in ScreenTip" checkbox selected
Now when you move your mouse over a toolbar command the corresponding shortcut key will also be displayed.
Printing all the Shortcut Keys
It is possible to obtain a list of all the shortcut keys from within Word itself.
Select (Tools > Macro > Macros)
Change the Macros in drop-down box to "Word commands"
Select ListCommands in the list and select Run.
This will display the List Commands dialog box.
Select "Current Menu and Keyboard Settings"
Select (File > Print)
Function Key Display
There is actually a separate toolbar that will display all the available shortcut keys.
Select (Tools > Customise)(Toolbars tab) and choose to display the "Function Key Display" toolbar
This will display an additional toolbar that will indicate the basic function key commands and will adjust accordingly when you press the Shift, Ctrl and Alt keys.