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How to minimize or hide the Ribbon in Excel?

You may think the Ribbon in Excel is too big, when you are using Excel with a small computer screen. There are some tricks to help you minimize or hide the Ribbon in Excel .

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arrow blue right bubble Minimize the Ribbon in Excel


Right click the tab bar, and click the Minimize the Ribbon item in the drop down list, then you will minimize the Ribbon. See screenshot

In addition, we can click the  button in Excel 2013's Quick Access Toolbar to select the minimizing style you want and minimize the Excel 2013 Ribbon, click the button in Excel 2010's Quick Access Toolbar to minimize the Excel 2010 Ribbon; click the  button in Excel 2007's Quick Access Toolbar to minimize the Excel 2007 Ribbon.

We can also minimize both the Ribbons in Excel 2007 / 2010 / 2013 with holding down the Ctrl + F1 keys.


arrow blue right bubble Minimize or hide the Ribbon in Excel with Kutools for Excel

If you have Kutools for Excel installed, you can easily switch between different Excel's screens. Its Work Area tool can help you minimize or hide the Ribbons and maximize the working areas immediately. Click to know more…

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After clicking the Work Area button under Kutools tab, it floats the control pane of Work Area Size. See screenshot:

If you click the second button in the control pane of Word Area Size, it will minimize the ribbon by hiding status bar. See screenshot:

If you click the third button in the control pane of Work Area Size, it will minimize the ribbon by hiding status bar and formula bar. See screenshot:

If you click the last button in the control pane of Work Area Size, it will hide the ribbon, the status bar, and the formula bar. See screenshot:

If you want to exit this utility, you can select the first button in the control pane of Work Area Size, or click Work Area under Kutools tab again.


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