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Hidden/Contextual tools “Format” tab in MS-Word

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Hidden/Contextual tools “Format” tab in MS-Word: Format tab is a contextual or hidden tab that you can see it only when you insert or select Picture, Clip-Arts, Shapes, Smart-Art Graphics, Icons, 3D Models, and Chart.

Opening the Hidden/Contextual Tools Format tab in a word document:

 To open the Hidden/Contextual Tools Format tab in the ms word, you should insert the Objects such as, a Pictures, Clip-Arts, Shapes, SmartArt, and Chart.

  1. Go to the Insert tab
  2. Click any one of the  Objects Commands such as a Picture, Shape, Smart Art, and Chart in the Illustrations group.
  3. Now automatically the Hidden/Contextual Format tab opens.

Picture Tools Format tab in MS Word:

Picture Tools Format tab is a contextual or hidden tab that you can see it only when you insert or select the  a Picture.

This tab includes various groups such as Adjust, Picture Styles, and Size and each group has various commands to work.

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Inserting a Picture for opening the Picture Tools Format tab in Word:

 To open the Picture Tools Tools Format tab in word, you should insert the Picture. The steps to insert the picture is given below.

  1. Go to the Insert tab
  2. Click on the Picture in the Illustrations group
  3. Go to the Picture Location where it was saved
  4. Click to select any Picture you want from a file
  5. Double click on the Picture or click on the  Insert 
  6. Look at the 6th and 7th steps in the  Picture, which is given above.

Drawing Tools Format tab in MS Word:

Drawing Tools Format tab is a contextual or hidden tab that you can see it only when you insert or Draw the shapes in word.

The groups of the Drawing Tools Format tab are Insert Shapes, Shape Styles, Word Art styles, Text, Accessibility, Arrange and size.

Inserting/drawing the Shapes for opening the Drawing Tools Format tab in Word:

To open the Drawing Tools Tools Format tab in word, you should Draw/insert the Shapes. The steps to insert/Draw the shapes is given below. Steps to follow in opening the Drawing Tools Format tab is given below the picture.

  1. Go to the Insert tab
  2. Click on the Shapes in the Illustrations group
  3.  Select the shape you want, whether it is Line, Block Arrow, Rectangle, Equation Shape, Flow chart, Stars, Banners or Collout.

SmartArt Tools Design/Format tab in MS-Word:

SmartArt Tools Format tab is a contextual or hidden tab that you can see it only when you insert the SmartArt  in the word.

The groups of the SmartArt Tools Format tab are Insert Shapes, Shape Styles, Word Art styles, Text, Accessibility, Arrange and size.

The groups of the SmartArt Tools Design tab are Create Graphic, Layouts, SmartArt Styles Reset, Create Graphic, Layouts, SmartArt and Styles Reset. Steps to follow in opening the Drawing Tools Design/Format tab is given below the picture.

  1. Go to the Insert tab
  2. Click on the SmartArt in the Illustrations group
  3.  Then Choose the SmartArt graphic such as List, Process, Cycle, Hierarchy, Relations, Matrix, Pyramid, Picture or visit office.com.

Chart Tools Design/Format tab in MS-Word:

Chart Tools Design/Format tab is a contextual or hidden tab that you can see it only when you insert the Chart in the word.

The Groups of the Chart Tools Design tab are Chart Layouts, Chart Styles, Data and Type

Inserting the Charts for opening the Charts Tools Design/Format tab in Word:

 Steps to follow in opening the Chart Tools Design/Format tab is given below the picture.

  1. Go to the Insert tab
  2. Click on the Chart in the Illustrations group
  3.  Then Choose the Chart type you want such as Column, Line, Pie, Bar, Area, X Y (Scatter), Map, Stock, Surface, Radar, Treemap, Sunburst, Histogram, Box and Whisker, Waterfall and Combo.

Graphics Tools Format tab in MS-Word: (This feature is available in 2019 and later versions.)

Graphic Tools Format tab is a contextual or hidden tab that you can see it only when you insert the Icons in the word. Your PC must be connected to the Internet when using this feature.

The Groups of the Graphic Tools Format tab are Change, Graphic Styles, Accessibility, Arrange and Size. 

Inserting the Icons for opening the Graphic Tools Format tab in Word:

Steps to follow in opening the Graphic Tools Format tab is given below the picture.

  1. Go to the Insert tab
  2. Click on the Icons in the Illustrations group
  3.  Then Choose the Chart type you want such as Column, Line, Pie, Bar, Area, X Y (Scatter), Map, Stock, Surface, Radar, Treemap, Sunburst, Histogram, Box and Whisker, Waterfall and Combo.

3D Model Tools Format tab in MS-Word: (This feature is available in 2019 and later versions.)

3D Models Tools Format tab is a contextual or hidden tab that you can see it only when you insert the 3D Models in the word. You can insert it from your your system file or choose from online sources.

The Groups of the 3D Model  Tools Format tab are  Adjust, 3D Model Views, Accessibility, Arrange and Size. 

Inserting the 3D Models for opening the 3D Models Tools Format tab in Word:

Steps to follow in opening the 3D Model  Tools Format tab is given below the picture.

  1. Go to the Insert tab
  2. Click on the 3D Models in the Illustrations group
  3.  Then Insert the 3D Model you want whether it is from your file or from Online sources.
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