What is ribbon in Excel window ?

What is ribbon?How can we hide or show the ribbon?

3 Answer(s)


The ribbon runs on the top of the application and is the replacement for the toolbars and menus. The ribbons have various tabs on the top, and each tab has its own group of commands.
By pressing the CTRL key and pressing the F1 key to toggle you can see and hide the ribbon.


-- The ribbon is a user interface element that combines the menu bar and toolbar into a single floating pane. The purpose of the ribbon is to provide quick access to commonly used tasks within each program.
-- Therefore, the ribbon is customized for each application and contains commands specific to the program.
-- Additionally, the top of the ribbon includes several tabs that are used to reveal different groups of commands.


1) Go to VIEW Tab, right-click on any Tab in the ribbon and select "Minimize the ribbon option" option.

2) You can press CTRL + F1 key to show/hide the ribbon.


The Ribbon is designed to help you quickly find the commands that you need to complete a task. Commands are organized in logical groups, which are collected together under tabs. Each tab relates to a type of activity, such as writing or laying out a page. To reduce clutter, some tabs are shown only when needed. For example, the Picture Tools tab is shown only when a picture is selected