If you find the Ribbon taking up to much space, space that would be better used viewing your slides as you edit, there is a great option. Here is the standard Ribbon view.
Right-click to the right of the tabs along the top and there is a “Minimize Ribbon” option.
The result is the ribbon disappears and frees up a lot of editing area.
When you click on any of tabs the ribbon appears. Click away and it disappears again!
– Troy @ TLC