Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar
Personalization options for the Quick Access Toolbar are severely limited. You can add
separator lines to arrange commands into groups, and you can move commands to suit your
fancy, but that’s about it. You can’t resize the toolbar itself or the icons on it; you can’t add
text labels; and you can’t add a second row or create submenus. If you add more icons than
will it in the width of the program window, you need to click the double-headed arrow at
the end of the toolbar to see the overflow.
The simplest customization option for the Quick Access Toolbar is to choose from a short
list of 10 to 12 popular commands, as picked by the designers of Office. To expose this
list, click the arrow to the right of the Quick Access Toolbar. A check mark indicates that
the corresponding command is on the toolbar already. Click the command to toggle the
You can also add individual commands directly to the Quick Access Toolbar by
rightclicking on the command in the ribbon and choosing Add To Quick Access Toolbar. If you
use this option or the short list, the new command appears at the end of the Quick Access
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