Quick Access Toolbar

Word includes the Quick Access Toolbar so you can save frequently used tools and shortcuts at the top of your document screen. How the Quick Access Toolbar functions depends on your version of Word, and understanding how you can customize the toolbar will make editing documents in Word much more convenient. Check out the following articles to learn about the Quick Access Toolbar.

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   Adding a Macro to the Quick Access Toolbar
One of the easiest ways to quickly access a macro is to assign it to the Quick Access toolbar. Here's how you can make the assignment.

   Copying the Quick Access Toolbar
Customization of Word is done, largely, through what you add to or remove from the Quick Access Toolbar. When you have the toolbar looking just the way you need, you may want to copy it from one system to another. Here's how you accomplish the task.

   Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar
When you customize Word, the common place to make your changes is in the Quick Access Toolbar. This tip explains what the toolbar is, where it is located, and how you can make changes to it.

   Making a Longer Quick Access Toolbar
The Quick Access Toolbar is where you put all the tools to which you need quick access. (Makes sense, huh?) There are limits to what you can put there, however. This tip touches on a couple of those limits and offers an alternative approach to adding tools.

   No Ribbon on New Documents
The way that you work with commands in Word is primarily through the ribbon. What do you do if the ribbon disappears when you create new documents? How can you get the ribbon back?

   Putting a Macro Name on the Quick Access Toolbar
In older versions of Word you could customize the program so that either icons or text (or both) could appear on the toolbars. No so in Word anymore. This tip takes a look at what you can do and provides a few pointers.

   Putting Shift+F4 On the Quick Access Toolbar
The Shift+F4 shortcut is very helpful when you want to repeat an action, such as finding the next occurrence of whatever you are searching for. You can add this command to the Quick Access Toolbar by following the steps in this tip.

   Removing Styles from the Quick Access Toolbar
Got something on the Quick Access Toolbar that you don't need there anymore? Here are two quick ways to get rid of that item.

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