The new and improved Microsoft Ribbon

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To improve on productivity and simplicity, Microsoft has announced updates to the Ribbon (the menu bar along the top of all Office applications) exclusively for and Office 365.

The Ribbon was introduced in Office 2007, replacing the traditional menus and toolbars.

Now, the new, updated ribbon has been simplified, with only one row of buttons instead of two! This keeps the most used features and commands front and center, while also allowing a bit more space for content.

Don’t worry though, if you prefer the current ribbon that displays two rows of buttons, a simple toggle along the top will allow you to revert to the classic view!

The web version of Word is the first app to receive the new ribbon and as of June, the staged rollout began to a select group of consumer users.
As of July, a select group of Office Insiders then also receive the update.
These select users will provide critical feedback to Microsoft which will enable the Office team to make final adjustments before rolling out the updated ribbon to other Office applications.

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