Here’s a look at the sleeker, thinner Ribbon slated for all Office applications.
Microsoft has given us a taste of the future of Office through the online version of Word. Check out Word Online and you should notice that the Ribbon has gone on a diet. To cut down on the clutter, Microsoft has transformed the traditional big, bulky Ribbon that sports every command available into a more compact flavor where you need to dig around to find certain commands.
For now, only Word Online sports the new Ribbon. But it’s destined for the other Office Online programs as well as the full Office 365 and Office 2019 suites. The new Ribbon isn’t difficult to use (in many ways it’s easier). But it may take time to adjust to it and learn where all the necessary commands are hiding.
Let’s check out the new Ribbon so you’re prepared once it hits Office en masse.
Fire up Office Online through your favorite browser. Sign in with your Microsoft Account if requested. Click on the icon for Word. Open an existing document from OneDrive or select a template so you have some content to play with.