How to reveal hidden tab in Word 2007

In the default view mode of Word 2007, there are seven tabs presence.  Tabs showed in the Ribbon are Home, Insert, Page layout, References, Mailings, Review and View. A hidden tab could be revealed through excel options.  What are in the hidden tab?


The hidden tab contains commands related to developer services called Developer.  This tab consist of five group commands: code, controls, xml, protect and templates. In the code group, it placed visual basic command to launch visual basic editor.  A command to view macro list provided in this group as well as recording macro command.

Protect document command allows user to set a password of current document. The password will restrict people from making certain manipulation.

The developer tab not only presence in Excel, but it can be revealed in Word and PowerPoint.  In Excel, Developer tab has only three command groups, without templates command. While in PowerPoint  shows two command groups: code and controls.

Step to show developer tab:

  • Got to office tab button
  • Choose excel options or word options at the bottom
  • Thick shows developer tab in the box of Popular wizard
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