We can **hide or view ribbon in Excel** in many easy ways. The Ribbon Menu is the top portion of our Excel workbook and it takes a lot of space. If we wish to have more space for our excel sheet, it is possible to hide the ribbon. In this tutorial, we will illustrate four easy ways to show or hide the ribbon on Windows and MacBook.

*Figure 1 – Excel Hide ribbon*

**Excel Hide or Show Ribbon**** in Windows using the Arrow Buttons**

- The quickest way to hide the ribbon is by using the small up arrow at the bottom right of our ribbon.

*Figure 2 – How to hide ribbon in excel*

- We can click on this arrow to hide the ribbon menu. Now we will find our excel ribbon hidden

*Figure 3 – Excel ribbon hidden*

- At the top of our ribbon, we will now find an
**arrow**. When we click on this arrow, we will find three options; the**Auto Hide Ribbon**,**Show Tabs**and**Show Tabs and Commands**

*Figure 4 – How to show ribbon in Excel*

- If we select the
**Autohide Ribbon**option, then the entire ribbon (Tabs and commands) will be hidden.

*Figure 5 – Excel Show Ribbon*

- Now, we can click to show Ribbon, by selecting the
**three dots**at the top right above the formula bar. When we hover around it, it will assume the color of the ribbon (green color) until we click on it to show the ribbon.

*Figure 6 – Unhide Ribbons in Excel*

We can also find this arrow at the top of our Excel Ribbon in Mac. This arrow will show at the top when the ribbon is visible and at the button when the ribbon is hidden.

**Right Click and ****Hide Ribbon**

We can also **right-click** anywhere on the ribbon to **show or ****hide the Ribbon menu**. If we wish to show the Ribbon, we will **simply right-click** on the ribbon and choose the “**Collapse the Ribbon**” option.

*Figure 7 – Excel Show Ribbon*

**How to Hide Ribbon**** using the Shortcut Keys**

We can use handy shortcut keys to hide or show ribbon. We will simply press **Ctrl + F1 **anytime to turn on or off the ribbon. These shortcut keys also work for PowerPoint, Word and all Microsoft Applications.

Alternatively, we can use the shortcut **Command +Option+ R** to show or hide the ribbon on Excel Mac.

**Pin to Show Ribbon in Excel**

- To keep our Ribbon fixed at the top of the workbook, we will first, press
**Ctrl + F1**to hide the ribbon. Next, we will click on any of the menu items to see the ribbon again.

*Figure 8- Show ribbon in Excel *

- Next, we will click on the
**small pin icon**at the lower right corner. We will click on it to pin the ribbon to be displayed permanently at the top of our worksheet.

*Figure 9 – Excel show ribbon by pinning*

**Hide Ribbon from Excel preferences**

- We can permanently turn off ribbon in the Excel Mac by going to
**Preferences.**Next, we will click on the**Ribbon Option**in the**preferences dialog box.**

*Figure 10 – View Ribbon in Excel** Mac*

- In the
**Ribbons dialog**, we will use the arrows to**turn on or off the Ribbon.**

*Figure 11 – Show ribbons in Excel *

Next, we will uncheck the “**Turn on the ribbon”** box in the **Ribbon dialog pop box.**