How to Customize the Ribbon in Word 2016

In this HowTech tutorial, we’re going to show you how to customize the ribbon in Word 2016.

To get started, right-click anywhere on the ribbon itself and click Customize the Ribbon.

Customize the Ribbon in Word 2016

In the menu that popped up, you are able to customize the ribbon. If you would like to add or remove certain tabs, you can do so by checking any of the boxes to the right.

Customize the Ribbon in Word 2016

When you hit OK to close the menu, you should see your changes.

Customize the Ribbon in Word 2016

If you want to add commands, you first need to create a new group by clicking New Group. In this example, I add a new group to the Home tab.

Customize the Ribbon in Word 2016

Click Rename to change the name of the group and add a symbol if you would like to.

Customize the Ribbon in Word 2016

To add commands to your group, select them in the commands list and click Add. Alternatively, you can click and drag a command over to the corresponding group.

Customize the Ribbon in Word 2016

When you’re done, hit OK.

Customize the Ribbon in Word 2016

You should now see the updates you made to the ribbon.

Customize the Ribbon in Word 2016