Ribbon is a Microsoft Office feature that allows GUI buttons to show various task-related functions. In the year 2007, the Ribbon toolbar replaced the traditional toolbar used in previous versions of Microsoft Office.
The ribbon toolbar is a group of toolbars that are used to write, design, format and review different styles, adaptations, add-ons, themes etc. In a Word document. These toolbars are used to perform specific functions. Each tab at the top of a given word file window displays the ribbon toolbar.
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In this article, we will follow some steps on how to enable and disable the ribbon toolbar in Windows 10:
How to hide the ribbon toolbar
Double-click on any Word document file. As soon as the word file opens, click on one of the tabs given as “Home”, “Insert”, “Design”, “Layout” etc. Which are located at the top of the word file window.
Click on upper arrow (^) located in the right corner of the ribbon toolbar. This will turn off or Unlock the ribbon toolbar.
Final report: Alternatively, you can also press "CTRL + F1“Set to turn off the ribbon toolbar.
How to show the ribbon toolbar
You will see the collapsed toolbar in the screenshot below:
To activate the ribbon toolbar, click on one of the tabs provided, for example "Home","Design","disposal"Etc. Which are located at the top of the word file window. The ribbon toolbar will open.
Click on the “Pin” symbol located to the right of the ribbon toolbar. This will activate or lock the ribbon toolbar.
Note: Alternatively, you can also press "CTRL + F1“Together to link the ribbon toolbar.