Turn off or turn on the ribbon

Which Office program are you using?

Word

PowerPoint

Excel

Word

Do any of the following:

Turn off the ribbon

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

  2. Under General, clear the Turn on the ribbon check box.

    Note: If you do not want to turn off the ribbon, you can minimize it.

Turn on the ribbon

  1. On the Word menu, click Preferences.

  2. Under Personal Settings, click Ribbon  Word Ribbon Preferences button .

  3. Under General, select the Turn on the ribbon check box.

See also

Minimize or expand the ribbon

Customize the ribbon

Familiarize yourself with the ribbon

PowerPoint

Do any of the following:

Turn off the ribbon

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

  2. Under General, clear the Turn on the ribbon check box.

    Note: If you do not want to turn off the ribbon, you can minimize it.

Turn on the ribbon

  1. On the PowerPoint menu, click Preferences.

  2. Click the Ribbon  PowerPoint Ribbon Preferences button tab, and then under General, select the Turn on the ribbon check box.

See also

Minimize or expand the ribbon

Customize the ribbon

Familiarize yourself with the ribbon

Excel

Do any of the following:

Turn off the ribbon

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

  2. Under General, clear the Turn on the ribbon check box.

    Note: If you do not want to turn off the ribbon, you can minimize it.

Turn on the ribbon

  1. On the Excel menu, click Preferences.

  2. Under Sharing and Privacy, click Ribbon  Excel Ribbon Preferences button .

  3. Under General, select the Turn on the ribbon check box.

See also

Minimize or expand the ribbon

Customize the ribbon

Familiarize yourself with the ribbon

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