Hidden/Contextual tools Format tab in MS-Word

The Format tab is a contextual or hidden tab that you can see only when you insert or select Picture, Clip-Arts, Shapes, Smart-Art Graphics, Icons, 3D Models, and Chart.

Contextual Tools Format Tab in a Word Document:

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

Contextual Format Tab 1
Hidden / Contextual Tools format and design tab

Go to the Insert tab

Click any one of the  Objects Commands such as a Picture, Shape, Smart Art, and Chart in the Illustrations group.

Now automatically the Hidden/Contextual Format tab opens.

Picture Tools Format tab in MS Word:

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

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

Picture Tools Format Tab
Picture Tools Format Tab

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.

inserting the pictures
Picture Tools Format Tab 1

Go to the Insert tab

Click on the Picture in the Illustrations group

Go to the Picture Location where it was saved

Click to select any Picture you want from a file

Double-click on the Picture or click on the  Insert 

Look at the 6th and 7th steps in the  Picture, which is given above.

Drawing Tools Format tab in MS Word:

The 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 Launching 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 are given below. Steps to follow in opening the Drawing Tools Format tab are given below the picture.

Inserting Shapes for Drawing tools
Hidden / Contextual tools Format tab
Drawing tools format tab in ms word
Hidden / Contextual tools Format tab

Go to the Insert tab

Click on the Shapes in the Illustrations group

 Select the shape you want, whether it is Line, Block Arrow, Rectangle, Equation Shape, Flow chart, Stars, Banner or Callout.

SmartArt Tools Design/Format tab in MS Word:

The 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 (Hidden / Contextual tools Format tab) 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.

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

Chart Tools Design/Format tab in MS Word:

Chart Tools Design/Format (Hidden / Contextual tools Format tab) 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.

Chart tools format tab in ms word
Chart Tools Format Tab
Hidden / Contextual Design Tab

Go to the Insert tab

Click on the Chart in the Illustrations group

 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.)

The 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 (Hidden / Contextual tools Format tab) 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 (Hidden / Contextual tools Format tab) are given below the picture.

icon tools format tab
Graphic tools format tab in MS-Word
Hidden / Contextual tools Format tab

Go to the Insert tab

Click on the Icons in the Illustrations group

 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.)

The 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 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 are given below the picture.

3d Models in ms word
3d Models in ms word 2

Go to the Insert tab

Click on the 3D Models in the Illustrations group

 Then Insert the 3D Model you want whether it is from your file or from Online sources.

What is a Contextual tools tab in Word

The format tab is a contextual or hidden tab that you can see only when you insert or select Picture, Clip-Arts, Shapes, Smart-Art Graphics, Icons, 3D Models, and Chart.

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