In Word touch mode is useful when using touch-screen devices. Use the touch mode Word offers to free up space on the Ribbon.
Enabling Touch Mode
If you're working on a touch-screen device, you can enable Touch Mode to create more open space on the Ribbon, making commands easier to tap with your fingers.
To view the Ribbon in Touch Mode:
- Click the drop-down arrow to the right of the Quick Access toolbar, then select Touch/Mouse Mode from the drop-down menu.
Adding Touch/Mouse Mode to the Quick Access toolbar
- The Touch/Mouse Mode command will appear on the Quick Access toolbar.
- Click the Touch/Mouse Mode command, then select Touch from the drop-down menu.
Selecting Touch Mode
- The Ribbon will switch to Touch Mode.
The Ribbon in Touch Mode
To turn off Touch Mode, click the Touch/Mouse Mode command, then select Mouse from the drop-down menu.
Selecting Mouse Mode