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Hiding the Office Ribbon menu

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For most of my time as a computer user, my main text editing tool has been Microsoft Office. I have grown accustomed to using, and even sort of liking the ribbon menu. However, as I often work on a laptop with its severely limited monitor real estate, I needed to find a way to hide it when I am not using it. Luckily enough, that is very simple.

At the top right hand corner of the window in any Office application, between View and the question mark, there is a upward-pointing arrow:

By clicking that arrow, you hide the Ribbon menu. Don’t worry, it’s still available, you just have to click one of the menu items, such as File, Home or Insert to summon it again.

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