Find Icons on the Ribbon

July 09, 2021 - by Bill Jelen

Find Icons on the Ribbon

Problem: I know a certain feature exists in Excel, but I can not find it in the Ribbon.

Strategy: Use the new Tell Me feature in Excel 2019. Located to the right of the last tab in the Ribbon, a box with a lightbulb and “Tell Me What You Want To Do” appears. Click in the box and type the name of the feature. A selectable list of commands appears.

The Tell Me feature is getting better. Search for Speak Cells, and several commands that are not on the Ribbon appear: Speak Cells, Speak Cells by  Columns, by Rows, or Speak Cells on Enter.
Figure 4. These commands are usually hidden in Commands Not in the Ribbon, but are now available.

Gotcha: If you are in Excel 2013 and don’t have Tell Me, open an Excel workbook at Office.Live.Com and use the Tell Me command in Excel Online.

Bill Jelen is the author / co-author of:
Excel Dynamic Arrays Straight to the Point 2nd Edition

Fifteen months after Dynamic Arrays debuted for Office Insiders, the functions are being released to General Availability. This second edition of the book has been updated with new examples: see how Dynamic Arrays make XLOOKUP better. The chapter on the logic behind arrays has been expanded.