Customizing the Ribbon

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Customizing the Ribbon

Customizing the Ribbon

Customizing the Ribbon such that those commands you use most frequently appear on your home tab is a very useful way to personalize Microsoft Word. If you are working with Word 2007, you will not be able to customize the Ribbon; these options are only available in Word 2010 and 2013.

To customize the Ribbon:

  1. From the FILE menu, select Options:
  2. Select Customize Ribbon:
  3. Create a Custom Tab or Custom Group by selecting a tab on the right and then selecting New Tab or New Group:
  4. Note that if you create a new tab, a new group is automatically created as well. This is because commands must be added to groups, not tabs, so all tabs must have at least one group.
  5. Select the New Tab and then Rename to name the new tab:
  6. Select the New Group and then Rename to name the new group.
  7. To add a command to the new group, select the new group on the right, select a command on the left, and click Add:
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