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The ribbon is a user interface concept first introduced in Microsoft Office 2007. It is, in essence, a tabbed set of toolbars.

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In word, is there a reference from ribbon function to VBA?

I am maintaining a macro collection for myself with common tools I use in manual writing. When I need a function often, it's added. Commonly I struggle to find which function in VBA matches the ...
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Acer Aspire 5570 Keyboard Ribbon Cable Extension

I got a new keyboard for my Acer Aspire 5570. However, when I tried to install it, it seems that the ribbon cable is not set in the right direction (See the pictures). Is there any cable extension for ...
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How to translate a full excel sheet to another language with the Microsoft Translator?

Following the guide at Best Ways to Translate an Excel File - 2021 Update , clicking on the Microsoft Translator ribbon under "Review", I could not find the "insert" button to ...
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How to use shortcut key for Ribbon with Alt+GI and Alt+G?

How to use shortcut key for Ribbon with Alt+GI and Alt+G?
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Word/Excel CustomUI - controlling scaling policy

Is there any way to control the scaling policy in MS-CUSTOMUI for the MS Word (or Excel) ribbon, or otherwise force a control group to always display in 'collapsed' mode? For instance, the following ...
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Ribbon Icon for new page form in Outlook

I have created a new page to add additional details to the default task template in Outlook. The new page shows up in the ribbon, but with the icon as shown. How can I customize the icon so it matches ...
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How do I move a custom Word ribbon from one computer to another?

I have Word 2016 on one computer. Long ago, I installed a ribbon customization which added a tab named "Word 2003". Now, I'm switching to a new computer with Word 2019. I would like to ...
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How can I modify the Windows 10 Explorer Ribbon?

Trying to google this is driving me nuts and I don't know if it is even possible: Can I modify the Windows Ribbon with my own .bat files or whatever? Picture: I would want to add a few handy short &...
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Stop commands in Microsoft Word ribbon from being "sticky"/remaining open?

I frequently type in Microsoft Word with the window minimized to take up half my screen. This compresses the ribbon such that, for example, the "Paragraph" grouping on the "Home" ...
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"Save a custom chart as a template" button / shortcut / quick access bar

In the OFFICE newer versions (+2010), the button Save as Template in the Design tab/Type group vanishes. I know it can be reached by right-clicking the chart, and cliking Save as Template. But I would ...
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Custom Excel Ribbon Not Showing Up in Customize Ribbon - Excel Professional 2013

I need some help here... I have an Excel file with an custom ribbon. I need to rename that Ribbon, but I can't seem to find it anywhere in Customize Ribbon under Excel Options. However, the ribbon ...
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In excel, when I use the shortcut Alt+H+O+I to resize the column, it will also paste what I have copied. What shortcut am I hitting accidentally?

I often use the shortcut Alt+H+O+I when I want to autofit the column. Sometimes when I am going quickly, excel resizes the column and then pastes whatever is on the clipboard. Since I have the entire ...
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Custom Icons for Outlook 2016 Ribbon + as distributable package

I wrote a VBA macro for Outlook 2016, and now I would like to add a custom icon and add this to the ribbon to run it. I've found various post on the net, addressing either older version of Outlook, ...
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Excel pre-defined Styles keep coming back

MS Excel, MS Home and Business 2016. Looking at the ribbon, Home Tab, "Styles box", on a full width screen. I see "Conditional Formatting", "Format as Table" and then a bunch of pre-defined Styles ...
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Outlook ignoring auto hide and showing ribbon after sleep/hibernate

When using Outlook I have the ribbon completely hidden with the "Auto Hide" feature. I like this as it frees up an inch of screen space for other information. Recently (within the last 3-6 months), ...
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My excel is missing pivot table in the ribbon

Here is how my excel ribbon looks like: How can I add pivot table to it? Regards,
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Ribbon - Triplicate macros being created for no reason

I've added some macros to a custom group in the ribbon. It is all fine, and works as expected. However, I've noticed if I go back in to customize that group, I end up with triplicated macros and I'm ...
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Always show ribbon commands with "compressed" items

I have a new Office 365 ProPlus installation. By default, ribbon commands are hidden and when I expand them, the ribbon looks "normal": However, I also want the ribbon to be always visible, but when ...
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How to remove the ribbon and command bar in Windows 10

I've tried removing the ribbon bar according to this guide, using Winaero's Remove Ribbon tool. Instead of just removing it, it replaces the ribbon with the command bar, containing tools that I either ...
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MS Excel: How to open the comment list sub-window with visibility toggle checkboxes (show or hide)

I had open a spreadsheet with many comments in it, and somehow I conjured up a narrow window docked on the right edge of the spreadsheet containing a stack of checkboxes alongside a list of all the ...
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How can I increase the width of the font-selection box in MS Word?

Some font names are too long to be displayed in Word's font-selection box in the ribbon. (I'm on Windows and have the same issue with any post-ribbon version of Word. I suspect the same issues exist ...
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How to remove or hide button on Microsoft Office (2007) ribbon

I am using Microsoft Excel 2007.  Can I permanently remove or hide the “Filter” button? – I don't want to use that button.
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Windows 10 - How to disable Share tab in File Explorer Ribbon?

On Windows 10, I want to hide the Share tab in the File Explorer Ribbon. Is there any registry key, group policy, or file modification that will let me do this? Please note that I don't want to get ...
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In Office 2016, how can I make buttons from the ribbon's Add-ins->Custom Toolbars group available on the "Home" tab?

Our organization depends on a large number of Add-ins for Microsoft Office. The buttons for a handful of those Add-ins seem to be available only in a group called "Custom Toolbars" on the "Add-Ins" ...
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Lines tab gray out in Excel 2013

Lines tab within Analysis group under Layout ribbon grayout in Excel 2013, the Trendline tab is not, is there a way to activate it? wanted to use Lines to create series line along the columns on ...
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Macro changes functionality when assigned as button in Word 2016

When I create a SaveAs macro in Word 2016, it functions differently when I assign it to a command button on the ribbon (or on the quick access toolbar). Macro: Sub saveAs() Application....
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"Save As" Command Button in MS Word 2016?

I can't find any way to add a "Save As" command button to my Ribbon or Quick Access Toolbar. When I search through "All Commands" in the customization menu, there doesn't seem to be any "Save As" ...
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Make Excel ribbon less gigantic

The ribbon in Excel (from Office Professional Plus 2016) is GIGANTIC. Compare the vertical size in the two images below: The top screenshot is from changing the ribbon setting to "Show Tabs" and ...
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Excel ribbon obscures row 1

I'm using Excel 365 (aka Excel 2016 I gather). As you see, when a ribbon is being used it is impossible to work in row 1.
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When customizing the Ribbon in Excel 2016 on Windows, what governs Group layout within a Tab?

Is it possible for the layout and format of Command items in an Excel Ribbon Group to be controlled by the user (i.e. through "normal" use of Excel, without recourse to XML hacking or UI editors)? ...
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Sharepoint non-site setting to always show ribbon?

Our office is slowly shifting sites to 2013 from 2010. It seems they're setting the site settings such that the ribbon is hidden, but expandable, by default. Is there a way I can tell Sharepoint I ...
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Powerpoint 2010: Reapply last text color with keyboard / Default action with ribbon hotkeys

In Powerpoint 2010 one can click the text-color chooser to reapply the last color selected. However, when navigating to it with the ribbon hotkeys – in the German version [Alt], R, F, B – the color-...
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Can stripped metal on a power button ribbon be repaired?

I was struggling with a power button cable going into the motherboard (the clip was broken), and in the meantime I managed to strip the ribbon going into the motherboard. I reversed the cable and ...
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Laptop Boots, Then Immediately Shuts Off Samsung NP540U3C-A0U3B

Ok quick story, I was given this laptop to work on due to the trackpad mouse not working. At this point the laptop came on and worked other then the built in mouse pad. Basic troubleshooting began, I ...
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Outlook 2010 Removing Custom Ribbon Groups

My outlook keeps deleting all custom groups that I created for my ribbon. The groups last about 24 hours, not even. Sometimes it happens twice a day, but it randomly removes a custom group. Does ...
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Is there a way to configure Currency or Accounting dropdown in Number Ribbon?

Is there any way to configure the list of currencies showed in the Ribbon (see screen shot)? My most used currency, $, is not available in the default list and I can't found out how to modify this ...
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Server 2012 R2 Properties Dropdown and Ribbon

These two screenshots are from two different Windows Server 2012 R2 machines. They were both deployed from ISO and patched to current. Why does right-clicking on "This PC" result in a dropdown menu ...
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Where'd my ribbon tabs go in ms-access?

In MS access 2010, if I create a brand new project, the ribbon has a lot of options and actions. But if I open an existing project, created in MS access 2003, I can't see any of those tabs. Does ...
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What's the easiest way to distribute ribbon customizations to a mass amount of users?

I want to remove a specific button from displaying in the Outlook 2010 toolbar/ribbon. I've already made the change on an individual machine and it seems to work fine. How can I distribute a change ...
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Create button in Powerpoint 2013 ribbon that opens a hyperlink

I'd like to create a button that automatically opens a hyperlink from Powerpoint. It's easy enough to create a hyperlink in Powerpoint (Insert -> Hyperlink) and then click on that hyperlink. I want ...
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Windows 8 Start Screen ribbon mysteriously replaced by context menu, how to reverse?

When I first set up Windows 8 (core edition) on my desktop PC, it showed the following behavior when I right-clicked a start screen tile: It was possible to right-click multiple tiles and use the ...
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How to get rid of macro leftovers in Excel?

Old macro workbook from Microsoft samples gallery left items on the ADD-INS ribbon tab, highlighted by yellow: These cannot be deleted or at least I don't know where to find them – see Customize ...
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How to create a custom "Shapes" menu in Powerpoint

By the "Shapes Menu," I mean the menu that you get to from the ribbon by going to Home -> Shapes. I would like to either: Choose my own shapes for within the Shapes menu, including changing the ...
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CustomUI for Word 2010, scrollable control (defined by XML)

I'm developing a toolbar for a new Word 2010 template (.dotm). In the picture below I'm trying to describe what I want to mimic: the scrollbar-look-a-like element thing which displays available ...
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Excel: Keyboard shortcuts to navigate Ribbon Menu Tabs

Is there a keyboard shortcut to navigate between (for example) the Home Tab and the Insert Tab in the ribbon menu in Excel (2010). Like ctrl+tab in a browser to switch tabs. Pretty sure I've seen ...
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Autohotkey WinMenuSelectItem and MSOffice Word Ribbon

Is it possible to invoke the MS Office Word Ribbons with WinMenuSelectIem? Or is there a way to manage the Office Ribbons via ahk?
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Add "New Journal entry" to "Home (Mail)" ribbon tab in Outlook 2013

In Outlook 2010, I had a custom group in my Home (Mail) tab on the ribbon, which had (among other commands) "New Journal entry" in it. Everything worked fine. I had to upgrade to Outlook 2013, and ...
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customize access 2010 Ribbon

I have notice Microsoft provide 2 verions of guildline to customize Access Ribbon, one for version 2007, other for 2010. http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/access-help/customize-the-ribbon-HA010211415....
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How to disable ribbon keytips?

Since Microsoft Office 2007, ribbon toolbar has been added. When I press Alt key, ribbon keytips will show. How can I disable keytips showing? So that when I press Alt key, I want nothing to happen, ...
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Windows 8 Remember ribbon settings

Windows 8 explorer has ribbon interface and I'm frequently using it. The features I use most, located in View tab and Home tab. I never used Share tab. But if I'm setting something in View tab, ...
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