Minimize the ribbon

To gain back some screen space, collapse the ribbon by right-clicking a tab, and clicking Collapse the Ribbon.

Collapse the Ribbon command after right-click a tab on the ribbon in Word 2013

After you click Collapse the Ribbon, the ribbon will look like this:

Collapsed ribbon, basically just showing tabs

Tips:  To quickly go back and forth between uncollapsed and collapsed, double-click a tab on the ribbon.

Double-click a tab on the ribbon to quickly collapse and uncollapse the ribbon

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