Working with the View Ribbon on Your Laptop

By Nancy C. Muir

  1. With File Explorer open, locate a file, select it, and then click the View menu.

  2. In the View ribbon, click Preview Pane to see a preview of the selected document that opens on the right side of the window.

  3. In the View ribbon, you can also click the Details Pane. Information about the selected file appears in the right pane.

  4. Continue to click various options in the Layout section of the Ribbon to display information about the file in layouts ranging from detailed file information or a simple text list of files to icons that show a smaller or larger representation of the file’s contents.