Minimize or expand the ribbon

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Word

PowerPoint

Excel

Word

To see more of the document, you can minimize the ribbon so that only the tabs appear.

Expand or minimize ribbon

Callout 1  Tabs

Callout 2  Ribbon

Do any of the following:

Minimize the ribbon while you are working

  • On the right side of the ribbon, click Miinimize the ribbon button .

Expand the ribbon while you are working

  • On the right side of the ribbon, click Expand the ribbon button .

Minimize the ribbon when a file opens

The ribbon is expanded every time that you open a file, but you can change this setting so that the ribbon is always minimized.

  1. On the right side of the ribbon, click Action pop-up menu , and then click Ribbon Preferences.

  2. Under General, clear the Expand ribbon when document opens check box.

See also

Turn off or turn on the ribbon

Customize the ribbon

PowerPoint

To see more of the document, you can minimize the ribbon so that only the tabs appear.

Expand or minimize ribbon

Callout 1  Tabs

Callout 2  Ribbon

Do any of the following:

Minimize the ribbon while you are working

  • On the right side of the ribbon, click Miinimize the ribbon button .

Expand the ribbon while you are working

  • On the right side of the ribbon, click Expand the ribbon button .

Minimize the ribbon when a file opens

The ribbon is expanded every time that you open a file, but you can change this setting so that the ribbon is always minimized.

  1. On the right side of the ribbon, click Action pop-up menu , and then click Ribbon Preferences.

  2. Under General, clear the Expand ribbon when presentation opens check box.

See also

Turn off or turn on the ribbon

Customize the ribbon

Excel

To see more of the document, you can minimize the ribbon so that only the tabs appear.

Expand or minimize ribbon

Callout 1  Tabs

Callout 2  Ribbon

Do any of the following:

Minimize the ribbon while you are working

  • On the right side of the ribbon, click Miinimize the ribbon button .

Expand the ribbon while you are working

  • On the right side of the ribbon, click Expand the ribbon button .

Minimize the ribbon when a file opens

The ribbon is expanded every time that you open a file, but you can change this setting so that the ribbon is always minimized.

  1. On the right side of the ribbon, click Action pop-up menu , and then click Ribbon Preferences.

  2. Under General, clear the Expand ribbon when workbook opens check box.

See also

Turn off or turn on the ribbon

Customize the ribbon

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