Microsoft Office: Customize the Quick Access Toolbar

Do you find yourself looking for a button on the toolbar that used to be quickly accessible in the old version of Office? Do you frequently use an uncommon feature? Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar in Office 2007 can put the features you use the most right where you want them.

Here’s how:

  1. Right-click on the Quick Access Toolbar and select “Customize Quick Access Toolbar…”
  2. Use the menu that appears to find the commands you would like to see. Click the “Add” button to add to the toolbar. Click OK when finished.
  3. You can also right-click on the toolbar and select “Show Quick Access Toolbar Below the Ribbon” to make it even more accessible.

As shown below, I’ve added buttons for creating a new document, doing a print preview, and printing the document. I’ve also moved the toolbar below the ribbon.


BONUS: If you extensively customize the Quick Access Toolbar, you can double-click on the title section of the ribbon to hide it and give yourself more space for your document! Double-click again to bring it back.

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