How to hide the ribbon in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

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As technology and operating systems have evolved, the design of many applications has changed to adapt to change. If you usually spend many hours in front of the computer writing, it is likely that you have switched to applications such as iA Witer, an application that removes the entire user interface.

By removing the entire user interface, distractions disappear. For those who do not spend hours in front of a blank sheet that they have to fill in it may seem absurd, but it is not. Without elements in sight that can attract our attention, we can focus on the really important ones.

I have been using iA Writer for years, a fantastic application without any interface to distract me. However, it is not the only one and it is not necessary to go very far to find these types of applications, since Microsoft Office also offers us this function, a function that is a bit hidden but allows us to hide all the menu items quickly and easily just like show them when we have to format the text, save it, print it, share it ...

How to hide the ribbon from Office applications

Although the function that allows us to hide the application interface is ideal only in Word, Microsoft also allows us to hide it in both Excel and PowerPoint. If you want to know how to remove the ribbon from Word, Excel and PowerPoint, you just have to follow the steps shown below.

Word ribbon

Once we have opened a document, we must go to the top right of the app and click on the image icon.

Word ribbon

Then we select Automatically hide the ribbon. At that time, the ribbon will disappear from view and will only be shown again if we place the mouse on the top bar of the application and click on the mouse.

If we want the tape to be shown again, we just have to click on the same button and select Show tabs and commands.


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