Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Quick Access Toolbar
By default, the QAT has buttons for three commands: Save, Undo, and Redo. In Figure 2.9,
I’ve moved the QAT below the Ribbon, so you can see these default buttons from left to right
respectively. Note that the Redo button is unavailable (grayed out) until you perform an
action that Word can repeat. Also, if you move the mouse pointer over the Undo and Redo
buttons to see a ScreenTip, the ScreenTip name of each of those buttons changes depending
on your last action. For example, the Redo button ScreenTip might read “Repeat Typing.”
FIGURE 2.9
The Quick Access Toolbar (QAT) always appears, no matter which Ribbon tab you’ve
selected.
As shown in Figure 2.9, clicking the Customize Quick Access Toolbar button at the right end
of the QAT opens a menu of options for setting up the QAT. You can use the choices above
the line on the menu to toggle commands on and off, choose More Commands to access all
of the Word commands, or determine whether the QAT appears above or below the Ribbon.
You can add any item from the Ribbon — individual tools, groups, and even dialog box
launchers — to the QAT without opening the Customize Quick Access Toolbar menu. For
example, right-click Bold in the Font group of the Home tab and choose Add to Quick Access
Toolbar. If you add a command such as Bold to the QAT and want to remove it later,
rightclick it and click Remove from Quick Access Toolbar.
If you click the Customize Quick Access Toolbar button, you’fill see a new command called Touch/Mouse Mode. Click
it to add a button for toggling Touch Mode on and off in an office application. When enabled, this mode adjusts
the Ribbon buttons and other areas of the application interface to make them easier to select by tapping a
touchenabled screen. Touch Mode can be a good option for people who have large i ngers or who have cold hands and
therefore have to tap harder to make a selection.
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