Many new features are available in Microsoft Office 2010/2013/2016, and many customizations are possible. These features can be accessed easily from the Office Ribbon. One can enable or disable Dark Mode, save a file as PDF, add color or image to an MS Office Word document’s background, and even change the default font in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for Windows 10.
Most PC users utilize only a few basic features of MS Office Word, Excel, or PowerPoint programs. It is always a better idea to create their own personalized tab (just like Home, Insert, Design, & View tabs) with their desired commands (options) in MS Office. By doing this, one can quickly access commands (options) that he/she uses frequently. Furthermore, once you created a customized tab, you can export them to another PC to use your personalized tab.
We will guide you on to add a New Tab to the MS Office Ribbon in the post. In this post, we will learn the following:-
- Add a New Tab to the Ribbon in MS Office Word program
- Attach a New Tab to the Ribbon in the MS Office Excel program
- Join a New Tab to the Ribbon in MS Office PowerPoint program
How to Add a New Tab to the Ribbon in the MS Office Word program?
To add a New Tab to the Ribbon in MS Office Word program, perform the following steps:-
Step 1. Open an MS Word document.
Step 2. Right-click on the free area on Ribbon and select Customize the Ribbon option to open the Word Options box.
Step 6. We have successfully renamed the New Tab and New Group name according to our choice. Now, we have to move the commands (options) under our custom Group GearUpWindows.
Highlight the newly created group GearUpWindows by clicking on it and selecting the command from the left side. Click the Add button to add the selected command in the GearUpWindows group. You can add as many as you want.
Step 7. Once you add the required commands in your group, click the OK button in the Word Options box.
Now, you should see a new custom tab in the MS Office Word document ribbon and, under that, a custom group. For instance, we have created a custom tab with GearUpWindows and a custom group named GearUpWindows.
How to Add a New Tab to the Ribbon in MS Office Excel program?
If you want to add a New Tab in the ribbon of the MS Office Excel program, perform the following steps:-
Step 1. Open an MS Office Excel Workbook.
Step 2. Right-click on the free space of the ribbon and select “Customize the Ribbon” to open the Excel Options box.
Step 5. Once you perform the above steps successfully, you should create the custom New Tab and New Group in Office Excel.
Now, you need to add commands (options) in your Excel program, which you want to see in your newly created Tab. Highlight the Group name by clicking on it; from the left side, select the command, then click the Add button to include the selected command in your custom group.
Quick Note: If you want to remove any command from your custom group, select the command in your group and click the Remove button.
Step 6. Once done, click the OK button.
How to Add a New Tab to the Ribbon in the MS Office PowerPoint program?
If you want to add a New Tab to the Ribbon in the MS Office PowerPoint program, execute the following advised steps:-
Step 1. Open a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation.
Step 2. Right-click on the free area on Ribbon and select Customize the Ribbon option to open the PowerPoint Options box.
Quick Tips: To remove any command from the group, select the command in the group, and then click the Remove button from the PowerPoint Options window. The selected command is deleted from the particular group.
Quick Tips: If you want to rearrange Tabs in the Microsoft PowerPoint program, drag any Tab to the desired location in the PowerPoint Options box.
Step 7. Finally, click the OK button.
Once you complete the above steps, you will see a New Tab and, under that, a New Group. For instance, we have renamed both New Tab and New Group as GearUpWindows. You can see the GearUpWindows tab in the ribbon and under that GearUpWindows group.