September 20, 2012 |

Show/Hide Ribbon In Microsoft Office 2007/2010

If you feel you might be running out of space on your screen, or simply prefer the Ribbon out of the way, just right-click on the Ribbon and then choose Minimize the Ribbon.  You could be in Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Outlook – basically if it is a Ribbon in a MS Office program, this hint will work for you.


This will make the bulk of the Ribbon invisible, but you can still read and access the  tab names (e.g. Home, Insert etc).

Simply click on a tab name to temporarily display the full Ribbon and when you have finished it will minimize itself again.

To reverse this and have the Ribbon showing again, simply  right-click on the Ribbon area and then deselect the minimize choice, making the entire Ribbon visible at all times.