by Allen Wyatt
(last updated October 10, 2015)
Word allows you, within limits, to customize the tools that are available in the user interface. Word 2007 does not allow you to easily modify the tools that appear on the ribbon tabs, but Word 2010 "opened up" Word a bit so you could modify those tools and Word 2013 continued the trend.. The customization area that is common to both versions of Word, however, is what is called the Quick Access Toolbar.
The Quick Access Toolbar is the area just above the ribbon, at the top-left portion of the screen. The Quick Access Toolbar includes, by default, three tools that allow you to save your document, undo an action, and redo an action. You can, however, change the tools that appear on the Quick Access Toolbar. To customize this toolbar, follow these steps:
Figure 1. The Quick Access Toolbar area of the Word Options dialog box.
Your newly customized Quick Access Toolbar should be visible and usable at the top-left of your screen.
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