Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Personalizing the Ribbon
If you find Live Preview annoying or distracting, you can turn it off on a program-by-
program basis. Click File, and then click Options. On the General tab, under the User
Interface Options heading, clear the Enable Live Preview option.
Personalizing the Ribbon
One of the most vociferous complaints about the ribbon when it first appeared in Office
2007 was its inflexibility. Customization options required specialized tools and a
programmer’s skills. In Office 2010, that situation is dramatically changed. Within each program, the
ribbon can be extensively customized.
The starting point for all ribbon customizations is the dialog box shown in Figure 3-10.
Right-click any empty space on the ribbon, and then click Customize The Ribbon on the
shortcut menu. You can also click File, click Options, and then select the Customize Ribbon
tab. This example is taken from OneNote, but the overall appearance and general
operation of the Customize The Ribbon page are the same in all five Office programs.
Commands list
Show/hide tab
Tabs list
Move tab/
group/command
Figure 3-10 Use the customization options to create new tabs and hide existing ones, organize
commands into new groups, and otherwise personalize the ribbon.
Add/remove
tab/group/command
Create new
tab/group
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