Switching ribbon and classic menu toolbar interface in SoftMaker Office 2021

Jul 19, 2021 | Office Suite

With SoftMaker Office 2021, you can switch at any time between modern ribbons and the classic user interface with menus. Ribbons are a modern type of user interface, which replaces menus and toolbars (by combining them) in order to make it easier to use. Each tab contains icons for a specific topic. The Quick Access Toolbar is displayed below the ribbon. It provides a selection of the most frequently used commands.

You can switch the user interface between ribbon and classic menus and toolbars at any time. To do this, invoke the menu command Tools > Options… (or, in the ribbon, the command File > Options, etc.). In the dialog, switch to the Appearance tab and click on the User Interface… button. A dialog box appears in which you can select the type of user interface you prefer.

This gives you the choice to work either with the classic user interface using menus and toolbars, or with modern ribbons. Choice is yours!

Note: You can also right click the toolbar and pick User Interface dialog from the menu. Restart of application is required before UI is changed. Ribbons are features of 2018/2021 version. Previous version user can upgrade to SoftMaker Office 2021 in our online store.

Learn more and download trial of SoftMaker Office 2021 here.


  1. Paul

    I use the “strike through” text function quit often. Is there anyway to add that function to the ribbons available? My version is 2021. Thx

  2. admin

    Yes there is. Strike out button is by default in “Character” ribbon. If it is not there, then simply right click the toolbar then go to “Customize ribbon” and click the “Reset all” button. If your goal was to include it in the quick access toolbar, then again right click toolbar then click “Customize Quick access toolbar…” and then find “Strike out” in command and click “>>” to move it to the toolbar on right. If you have any technical questions you can submit it at: https://www.softmaker.com/en/support-assistant

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