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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In this article, we’ll follow certain steps on how to turn on & off Ribbon toolbar in Windows 10:
Case 1 – For Microsoft word 365
Method 1 – Just Press CTRL and F1 keys together from your keyboard to show / hide toolbar
Method 2 – Click on View and then click on the arrow icon located below top right of the window.
Now, select Always show ribbon option to show ribbon always/
If you want to hide it, select any other option.
Case 2 – For earlier versions
How to 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.
Note: Alternatively, you can also press “CTRL + F1” keys together to turn off the Ribbon toolbar.
How to Show Ribbon Toolbar
You’ll observe the collapsed toolbar in the Screenshot given below:
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.
Note: Alternatively, you can also press “CTRL + F1” keys together to attach the Ribbon toolbar.
Also in Newer version of Microsoft Word Just click on Ribbon display options and then click on show tabs and commands.