Microsoft Word – Basics

Hide or show your ribbon

Hide or show your ribbon

  1. Open Word.
  2. To Hide the ribbon    In the top right corner of the app, choose the ^.

To display the ribbon    Choose a tab. When the ribbon expands, choose the Description: Office 2016 Unpin Button to pin the ribbon to the top so it stays there.

If you’re using Read Mode, press the Esc key to display your ribbon.

Customize the ribbon

To open Customize the Ribbon and keyboard shortcuts window

  • Go to File > Options > Customize the Ribbon.

Notes: To save time, you can do multiple additions and changes while the window is open, and only save when you’re done.

  • To save your changes and see the results, select OK in the customize window.