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Most of the Microsoft Office 2013 programs I use have a similar style UI with the 'Ribbon' at the top like this: enter image description here

I recently started using ArcGIS Pro and noticed it uses the same style UI (screenshot below), is there an industry standard term for this style of UI that I can use to describe the look to a user: enter image description here

I realize many types of software have a similar style UI but I am referring in particular to how its ribbon is almost identical to Microsoft programs.

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    You used the name twice yourself. It's called a ribbon. Microsoft's particular implementation is the Windows Ribbon Framework (Ribbons UI Guidelines). – Matt Obee Mar 9 '15 at 15:24
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    I have some names for that interface... – user31143 Mar 9 '15 at 15:30
  • @MattObee I was just unsure if there was a more specific term for the Microsoft style ribbon +1 for the WRF link. – landocalrissian Mar 9 '15 at 15:38
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The interface element is called a ribbon.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ribbon_(computing)

Since Microsoft popularized the term, the Microsoft ribbon is the canonical example of this interface type.

If you need to refer specifically to the Microsoft style of ribbon I have not heard designers use any term other than "the Office [insert specific version] ribbon". I don't think it's deserving of any more specific descriptors than that.

This is a controversial interface, to say the least.

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