Tip: Enable the Office Ribbon in OneNote 2010

If you’re a fan of the Office Ribbon (like me) then you are most likely going to miss it in OneNote 2010. Although OneNote got the Ribbon in Office 2010, the default setting for the Ribbon is set to Minimize Ribbon. In this guide I will show you how to enable the Office Ribbon in OneNote 2010 so that you can recover from Ribbon withdrawal.

Note: I used OneNote 2010 for this tutorial.

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Default OneNote window without the Office Ribbon.

Maximize the Ribbon in OneNote 2010

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1. Open OneNote and right click on the minimized Ribbon.

2. Uncheck Minimize the Ribbon from the list.

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The Office Ribbon will now be maximized in OneNote. To minimize the Ribbon and gain some room, repeat steps 1-2.

  • jstbook

    I also started using onenote and have fallen in love with it. It’s a huge timeasaver when you are grabbing data from a number of sources. Thanks for Tips.

    • Not a problem. Glad you found it useful.

    • OneNote has been the best kept secret for far too long.
      It’s a fantastic application. As innovative now as it was years ago, and the tablet pc killer app nobody knew about.

    • OneNote has been the best kept secret for far too long.
      It’s a fantastic application. As innovative now as it was years ago, and the tablet pc killer app nobody knew about.

    • I agree I thought that for a while that Evernote would surpass OneNote (which it does with some exceptions), but with the latest release and the sync with Live it is really up there.