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Customize the ribbon in your Office apps to add and arrange tabs or commands how you want.

Hide or show the ribbon

  • To hide the ribbon, at the right edge of the ribbon, select the ^.

  • To show the ribbon, select any tab. At the right edge of the ribbon, select the pin Office 2016 Unpin Button to keep the ribbon open.

Add custom tabs and groups

  1. Select File > Options > Customize Ribbon.

    • To add a new tab to the ribbon, select New Tab.

    • To remove a tab, in the Customize the Ribbon list, select it. Then select Remove.

    • To add a custom group to a tab, select the tab you want to add a group to, and then select New Group.

    • To rename a tab or a group, select the tab or group, select Rename, enter a display name for the group, and then select OK.

    • To add commands to a custom group, select the group. Then, in the Choose commands from list, select a command and select Add.

  2. When you’re finished, select OK.

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Every Office app has a ribbon, like this one in Word 2016.

Each ribbon has tabs, like Home and Insert.

Tabs are organized by groups, like Clipboard, Font, and Paragraph.

To expand a menu and see more commands, select this little button.

To customize the ribbon, select File.

Select Options and then select Customize Ribbon.

Commands are on the left side, and tabs are on the right.

You can see the Home tab groups like Clipboard, Font, and Paragraph.

To add a new group, select New Group and name it.

You can rename any ribbon, tab, or group.

To add a command, select its name and then select Add.

To see all the commands, including those not on the ribbon, select Choose commands fromand then select All Commands or Commands Not in the Ribbon.

You can add a command to multiple places if you want.

To delete a group or command, select it, and then select Remove.

Move a command, group, or tab in the same way. Select it, and use the arrow keys.

For example, move this group to the top of the Home tab so it will appear on the far left.

To go back to the original ribbon or to fix a mistake, select Reset.

When you’re done, select OK.

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