31.1. Hiding the Editing Group on the Word Ribbon

To get an idea of how to modify the Ribbon, let's assume that you want to remove the Editing group in the Word Ribbon's Home tab. This group has three options: Find, Replace, and Select. However, you decide that you just don't need to display these options because you always press Alt+F to open the Find dialog box, press Alt+H to open the Replace dialog box, and select by dragging the mouse.

To hide the Editing group on the Ribbon, follow these steps:

  1. First you'll want to download a free utility that makes working with the Ribbon much easier. Go to http://openxmldeveloper.org/articles/CustomUIeditor.aspx and download, then install, the Office 2007 Custom UI Editor Tool.

  2. Start Word.

  3. Press Alt+F, ...

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