This "Quick Access Toolbar" above the Ribbon provides direct access to the most frequently used functions.
The File Menu
Selecting the File menu switches to a special display interface for managing file-related functions, including creating new projects, importing data, publishing your projects to different formats and so on.
The Quick Access Toolbar
This configurable mini toolbar above the Ribbon provides direct access to your most frequently-used functions. Click on the button at the right end of the Quick Access Toolbar to configure it.
The Ribbon Toolbar or "Ribbon" for short is organized in tabs, each of which contains groups of tools. The Ribbon is user-configurable.
Most of the tools are available directly in the "groups" within each tab – for example above you can see the Clipboard, Editing, Styles and Font groups. Some groups and tools also provide access to dialogs with additional options.