Microsoft Office Ribbon sucks – Julie Larson-Green should design prison complexes instead of software UI
Nobody will ever get out of the maze.
The only ribbon you will ever need is a custom one. Right-click on the stupid ribbon and create a new tab. Drag and drop all the commands you want on that tab. Disable all other tabs.
Microsoft Word can export your custom toolbar settings to a file named as “Word Customizations.exportedUI” so make sure you do that for backup and for easy import to other Office installations.