How to remove the Ribbon from Word 2007

One of the things that annoys me the most in Word 2007 is the so-called ribbon. This is the menu bar that runs across the top of the screen and hold the menu options. As well as being very different that Word 2003, it tends to get in the way when taking screenshots or when I need to get more screen space.

You don’t have to have the ribbon on all the time.

Microsoft Word 2007 without the Ribbon

To turn off the ribbon, follow these steps:

  1. Click the drop down arrow across from the MS Office button.
  2. This removes the ribbon from the user interface.
  3. If you want to turn if back on again, click on the drop-down and turn it back on.

How to Minimize the Ribbon in Word 2007

Let me know if you have other questions about Word 2007 and I’ll answer them for you.