Use the Single-Line Ribbon

The Outlook ribbon contains all of the options and commands that you use to work within Outlook. For example, you can click buttons on the ribbon to create a new email, delete emails, create a new meeting, or start a mail merge. However, it does take up a lot of space on your screen.

We're introducing a new feature in Outlook that allows you to use a new, single-line ribbon. The single-line ribbon shows you the most common commands in a compact interface. It resizes dynamically with your Outlook window.

Standard Outlook ribbon

Use Outlook's full ribbon

Single-line ribbon

Use the single-line ribbon

Switch to the single-line ribbon

You can turn on the single-line ribbon with a slider at the top of your Outlook window.

Turn the single-line ribbon on or off with a switch

The single-line ribbon shows available commands in a single line.

Use the single-line ribbon

Any menu options that were present on the full Outlook ribbon that aren't visible on the single-line ribbon can be found by clicking the three dots Select the More Options icon next to the menu items. For example, in the New Message window, you can access the Address Book and Check Names options by clicking the three dots next to the address book icon.

Use the three dots to display hidden menu items

Turn off the single-line ribbon

You can turn off the single-line ribbon and return to the standard Outlook ribbon by using the slider at the top of the Outlook window.

Where are my menu options?

If you can't find a menu option on the single-line ribbon, see the Single-line Ribbon Reference Guide (coming soon) for more information.

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