You *are* in Sync.
To create a flange select and drag an edge on your existing part -- this will create your flange:
every time i close out of the customize ribbon after changing the to "ordered" and then go back in it; it's back to synchronous mode, how do you get the **bleep** thing to stay ordered?
I don't think that this has anything to do with the ribbon bar.
With a PDF only it will be hard to analyze what is going on and what's going wrong.
Maybe You can take a video clip for better understanding.