If you do not like the huge ribbon taking up space on the Microsoft Office 2007 applications, you can minimize it so that it only shows up when you select a menu. Keep reading to find out how you can increase your screen space.
1. Open up the Office application. (If you are going to use Outlook, then you will need to access a new message window.)
2. Click on the drop-down button next to the Quick Access Toolbar. (This is located next to the Office button in the upper left corner)
3. In the Customize Quick Access Toolbar menu, select Minimize the Ribbon.
To return the ribbon to its original state, simply repeat the steps above.
You can also do this via the keyboard by using Ctrl+F1.