Customize the ribbon

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Word

PowerPoint

Excel

Word

Do any of the following:

Rearrange tabs

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

  2. Drag the tab to where you want it.

    Note   You cannot move the Home tab.

  3. Click Done.

Hide tabs

The following procedure hides a tab until you show it again. The tab stays hidden even when you close and reopen the application.

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

  2. On the tab, click Hide tabs in ribbon.

  3. Click Done.

Show hidden tabs

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

  2. Under Customize, select the check box for the tab that you want to show.

Show or hide groups on a tab

Commands are organized in logical groups that are collected together under tabs. Some groups are hidden by default but you can unhide them.

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

  2. Under Customize, do one of the following:

To

Do this

Show groups

Select the group check box, which is indented under the tab

Hide groups

Clear the group check box, which is indented under the tab

Reset the ribbon tab order to default settings

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

  2. Click Reset.

Hide or show group titles in the ribbon

Hiding group titles gives you more space to work with.

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

  2. Under General, do one of the following:

To

Do this

Hide group titles

Select the Hide group titles check box.

Show group titles

Clear the Hide group titles check box.

See also

Minimize or expand the ribbon

Turn off or turn on the ribbon

Familiarize yourself with the ribbon

PowerPoint

Do any of the following:

Rearrange tabs

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

  2. Drag the tab to where you want it.

    Note   You cannot move the Home tab.

  3. Click Done.

Hide tabs

The following procedure hides a tab until you show it again. The tab stays hidden even when you close and reopen the application.

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

  2. On the tab, click Hide tabs in ribbon.

  3. Click Done.

Show hidden tabs

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

  2. Under Customize, select the check box for the tab that you want to show.

Reset the ribbon tab order to default settings

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

  2. Click Reset.

Hide or show group titles in the ribbon

Hiding group titles gives you more space to work with.

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

  2. Under General, do one of the following:

To

Do this

Hide group titles

Select the Hide group titles check box.

Show group titles

Clear the Hide group titles check box.

See also

Minimize or expand the ribbon

Turn off or turn on the ribbon

Familiarize yourself with the ribbon

Excel

Do any of the following:

Rearrange tabs

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

  2. Drag the tab to where you want it.

    Note   You cannot move the Home tab.

  3. Click Done.

Hide tabs

The following procedure hides a tab until you show it again. The tab stays hidden even when you close and reopen the application.

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

  2. On the tab, click Hide tabs in ribbon.

  3. Click Done.

Show hidden tabs

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

  2. Under Customize, select the check box for the tab that you want to show.

Reset the ribbon tab order to default settings

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

  2. Click Reset.

Hide or show group titles in the ribbon

Hiding group titles gives you more space to work with.

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

  2. Under General, do one of the following:

To

Do this

Hide group titles

Select the Hide group titles check box.

Show group titles

Clear the Hide group titles check box.

See also

Minimize or expand the ribbon

Turn off or turn on the ribbon

Familiarize yourself with the ribbon

Applies To: Word for Mac 2011



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