Minimize or expand the ribbon

To see more of a Word document, PowerPoint presentation, or Excel workbook, you can minimize the ribbon so that only the tabs appear.

Expanded Ribbon

Expanded ribbon

Collapsed Ribbon

Collapsed ribbon

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

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

  • On the View menu, clear the Ribbon check mark.

  • To once again display the ribbon when you open a file, on the View menu, select Ribbon or simply expand the ribbon by clicking Expand the ribbon button .

See also

Customize the ribbon and toolbars

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

By default, 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 and toolbars

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