How to bring back old "File" tab?

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I've just started using Excel/Office 365 for the first time in 10 years.

When selecting the "File" tab to save etc, is there any way to bring back the old drop down menu?

I'm not a fan of the full window "File" tab.

 

Thanks!

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hi @DKesk - I don't think the traditional File menu has been in Word/Excel/PowerPoint since they updated it in Office 2007.  That's when Microsoft introduced the ribbon and the File menu became the backstage view.

 

Here's a support article on the backstage view: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/start-backstage-with-the-file-tab-04610088-406c-43d0-98a0-c... that you might find helpful.