Are you short on screen space? Then hide the ribbon until you need it! This Word Tip shows you how.
If you use a laptop, the new interface can take up almost half of your work area. This Word Tips shows you a quick way to reclaim that space.
There are three ways to hide the ribbon:
Now it is out of your way but is still easily accessible. This also works great if you are distracted by the brightly colored buttons.
To access the commands when in hidden mode, click a tab. The ribbon will stay open until you make a selection, then hide from view again.
Notice that the Office Button and Quick Access toolbar are still in view even though the ribbon is hidden. Add the commands you use most often to the Quick Access toolbar so you don't have to open the ribbon as often.
To restore the ribbon and keep it open, do one of the following:
Tip: If you are easily distracted, try changing the color of the interface instead of hiding it. Silver may be less distracting than the default bright blue.
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