How to Show / Hide Ribbon toolbar in MS Office 2016

Ribbon is a feature in Microsoft Office which allows the GUI buttons to exhibit various task related functions. In the year 2007, Ribbon toolbar replaced the traditional toolbar which was used in the former versions of Microsoft Office.

Ribbon toolbar is a cluster of toolbars which are used for writing, designing, formatting and reviewing different styles, adaptations, add-ins, themes etc. in a Word Document. These toolbars are used to perform specific functions . Every tab in top of a given word file window displays the Ribbon toolbar.



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The sample view of the Ribbon toolbar is displayed in the Screenshot given below:

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In this article, we’ll follow certain steps on how to turn on & off Ribbon toolbar in Windows 10:

Hide Ribbon Toolbar :

Double click on any Word Document file. As soon as the word file opens, click on any of the given tabs such as “Home”, “Insert”, “Design”, “Layout” etc. which are located at the top of the word file window.

Click on the upper arrow (^) positioned at the right corner of the Ribbon toolbar. This will turn off or Unpin the Ribbon toolbar.

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Note: Alternatively, you can also press “Ctrl + F1” keys together to turn off the Ribbon toolbar.

You’ll observe the collapsed toolbar in the Screenshot given below:

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Pin / Show the Ribbon Toolbar:

In order to turn on the ribbon toolbar, click on any of the given tabs i.e. “Home”, “Design”, “Layout” etc. which are located on the top of the word file window. It’ll open the Ribbon toolbar.

Click on the “Pin” Symbol positioned at the right of the Ribbon toolbar. This will turn on or Pin the Ribbon toolbar.

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Note: Alternatively, you can also press “Ctrl + F1” keys together to attach the Ribbon toolbar.

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  1. Hanna Geshelin May 3, 2016

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