How to Change Ribbon Tab Order in Microsoft Word

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In Brief...

You can change the order of the Ribbon tabs in Microsoft Word to best suit your audience by following these three steps.

This feature works the same in all modern versions of Microsoft Word: 2010, 2013, and 2016.


  1. Right-click the Ribbon and select Customize the Ribbon.
    Select Customize the Ribbon

  2. On the right, under Customize the Ribbon, select the tab you want to move and change its position using the arrows.
    Change Position Using Arrows

  3. Click OK to save the changes.

Author: Dave Dunn

Dave Dunn joined Webucator as Chief Operating Officer in early 2009. He has served as a CFO and COO for numerous small and medium-sized companies, including Summit Software Company, Insight Research Group, Avalon Consulting, and HealthcareOne. He has expertise in business development, financial management, marketing and human resources and particularly enjoys working with rapidly growing companies.

Dave received his Bachelor of Arts from Hamilton College and his MBA from Syracuse University. He has served as Chairman of the Board of the Montessori School of Syracuse since 2001.