You can tuck the Ribbon out of sight temporarily so it only appears when you click on a tab such as Home or Insert. To hide the Ribbon, follow these steps:
1. Click the downward-pointing arrow that appears to the right of the Undo icon in the Quick Access toolbar.
A pull-down menu appears.
2. Click Minimize the Ribbon.
Office 2007 hides the Ribbon and only displays the tabs. To display the Ribbon again, repeat these two steps.
Using the Ribbon
The Ribbon organizes commands into categories called contextual tabs. Each tab displays a different group of commands. For example, the Page Layout tab displays only those commands related to designing a page, and the Insert tab displays only those commands related to inserting items into a file, such as a page break or a picture, as shown in Figure 1-12.
Each tab displays a different group of related commands.
Using the Ribbon is a two-step process. First, you must click the tab that contains the command you want. Second, you click the actual command.
Tabs act exactly like traditional pull-down menus. Whereas a pull-down menu simply displays a list of commands, tabs display a list of icons that represent different commands.