Overlapping Ribbon Icons and loss of Ribbon Function

Werner Rolfe 1 Reputation point

I am seeing an increasing amount of Ribbon related problems on Microsoft Word and Outlook on a variety of machines as per the included image. Dominant operating System is Windows 10, sub category Pro and Home, and a variety of machine; Lenovo, Dell, Huawei, HP! I have tried a full windows reload, update of graphics drivers and a view reset on Word and Outlook without any improvement.

Any idea where I can poke and prod some more for a solution?


Office Management
Office Management
Office: A suite of Microsoft productivity software that supports common business tasks, including word processing, email, presentations, and data management and analysis.Management: The act or process of organizing, handling, directing or controlling something.
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  1. Emi Zhang-MSFT 22,636 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi @Werner Rolfe ,
    What version of Office are you using? Please go to File- Account and provide the detail version number here:

    Did you install any third add-ins or applications in PC?
    Does this problem occur every time or occasionally?
    I suggest you install the latest updates for Office and Windows.
    Disable add-ins, antivirus software, or you can perform a clean boot:

    Try these methods and checking in to see if the information was helpful. Please let us know if you would like further assistance.

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