PROBLEM: Needing more screen and less Ribbon (great for tablets).
SOLUTION: Gain more screen “real-estate” by changing your display settings.
Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Outlook – Gain more screen real estate
If you find you just aren’t getting enough screen space follow the steps below for Microsoft Office and Office 365 Online.
- Double-click the active tab name. The Ribbon will be hidden. Now click any tab once and the Ribbon will drop-down. When you click away the Ribbon will once again be hidden, much like menus from previous versions of Office.
- In Office 2013 and 2016 you can click the Ribbon Display Options button on the top right of the screen. From here select the option that will best suit.
- If you are using a touch screen, from the Quick Access Toolbar try clicking the Touch/Mouse mode button. If you are using a mouse be sure to select this mode and you will suddenly have a more compact screen.
Note: To display the Ribbon again just double-click any tab.