Customize the Ribbon in Office

In Office 2010 and 2013, the menu interface is different than previous versions. The menu now consists of tabs, each with its own set of options. If you want to customize which options appear under each tab, you can do so by customizing the ribbon.


Customized ribbons are NOT shared between programs (i.e., Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).

  1. Right-click any tab > Customize the Ribbon.
  2. Click [New Tab].
  3. Select New Tab in list > click [Rename…].
  4. Click New Group in list > click [Rename…].
  5. Use [Add>>] to add commands to your custom group.

This function is not available in Office 2007 or earlier. If you would like to install Office 2013, see the help page on how to upgrade a University computer to Office 2013.

Keywords: custom tabs, custom groups, custom menu, file menu, home menu

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