Setting up Microsoft Word is relatively easy after finding the View ribbon tab.

As you hopefully know by now, the tools in modern versions of Microsoft Office programs like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are grouped by tabs in the Ribbon.  Each of the tabs contains a group of (mostly) related tools.

If you don’t see any tool icons at the top of your Word window, click on any of the words listed across the top, such as Home, Insert, Design, etc.  At this point, the ribbon will become visible.  To the far right of the screen, you will see a small icon resembling a push pin.  Click on this push pin to lock the ribbon in place.  From now on, the ribbon and its tool icons will stay in place.

The spot where the push pin was located will now look like a small, upward-pointing arrowhead.  If you want to hid the ribbon, you can click on the arrowhead.  More likely than not, though, you will want the ribbon and its tool icons to be visible.

Since we are setting up our view of the page, click on the “View” tab.  This tab has the tools we need to get our screen to show what we want on our page.

After finding the View Ribbon Tab, we are ready to move on to the next step.