Microsoft Outlook – Classic Ribbon vs Simplified Ribbon

From Office 2007 onwards, there has been a ribbon structure at the top of the opened package with various tabs showing various commands.

On opening Microsoft Outlook on a computer belonging to a client recently, the ribbon showed some icons but not all of them.

Outlook 2016 and Outlook 365 have the options of showing a Simplified ribbon which just shows your most frequently used commands on one line.

To switch between the standard or Classic ribbon and the Simplified ribbon, right-click on the ribbon. Three options will appear – Customize the RibbonCollapse the Ribbon and Use Simplified Ribbon.

Classic Ribbon
Collapsed Ribbon

Simplified Ribbon


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About jdonbavand

I am a trainer of Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project and Crystal Reports. I have called my blog "If Only I'd Known That...." because I hear it so many times in training sessions. In fact, if only I had a £100 for every time someone says "If only I'd known that." ....
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