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Turn the Menu Ribbon On or Off in Microsoft Office

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Ribbon Display Options in Microsoft PowerPoint

Ribbon Display Options in Microsoft PowerPoint

(c) Screenshot by Cindy Grigg, Courtesy of Microsoft

Some people love the Office ribbon, while others, not so much. You may want to know how to turn it on or off partially or entirely.

For example, if you get distracted by it but still use it from time to time, here's how to hide it, then show it again when you need it.

Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: 5 minutes or less

Here's How:

  1. Look to the upper right of the ribbon itself. You may not have noticed the small upward arrow icon.
  2. In Office 2013, you can choose from Show Tabs, Show Tabs and Commands, or AutoHide Ribbon.
  3. Restore the full ribbon by following the same process.

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