Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Starting and Using a Program
To Minimize, Display, and Restore the Ribbon
To display more of a document or other item in the window of an Ofi ce program, some users prefer to
minimize the Ribbon, which hides the groups on the Ribbon and displays only the main tabs. Each time you start an
Ofi ce program, the Ribbon appears the same way it did the last time you used that Ofi ce program. The chapters in
this topic, however, begin with the Ribbon appearing as it did at the initial installation of the software.
The following steps minimize, display, and restore the Ribbon in an Ofi ce program.
1
Click the Minimize the
Ribbon button on
the Ribbon (shown
in Figure 18) to
minimize the Ribbon
(Figure 19).
Expand the
Ribbon button
replaces Minimize
the Ribbon button
Ribbon has
been minimized
What happened to
the groups on the
Ribbon?
When you minimize
the Ribbon, the
groups disappear so
that the Ribbon does
not take up as much
space on the screen.
Figure 19
What happened to the Minimize the Ribbon button?
The Expand the Ribbon button replaces the Minimize the Ribbon button when the Ribbon
is minimized.
2
Home tab
Click Home on the
Ribbon to display
the Home tab
(Figure 20).
Why would I click the
Home tab?
If you want to use
a command on a
minimized Ribbon,
click the main tab to
display the groups for
that tab. After you
select a command
on the Ribbon, the
groups will be hidden
once again. If you
decide not to use a command on the Ribbon, you can hide the groups by clicking the same
main tab or clicking in the program window.
Figure 20
3
Click Home on the Ribbon to hide the groups again (shown in Figure 19).
Other Ways
the Ribbon.
Click the Expand the Ribbon button on the Ribbon (shown in Figure 19) to restore
1. Double-click Home on
the Ribbon
2. Press CTRL + F1
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