Adding a Macro to the Quick Access Toolbar

Written by Allen Wyatt (last updated December 7, 2019)
This tip applies to Word 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, and Word in Microsoft 365


Word is a very flexible program, and a big part of that flexibility is due to macros. If you create a macro, you may want to add it to the Quick Access Toolbar so that you can quickly run it whenever you want. To add it, follow these steps:

  1. Display the Word Options dialog box. (In Word 2007 click the Office button and then click Word Options. In Word 2010 or a later version, display the File tab of the ribbon and then click Options.)
  2. At the left side of the dialog box, click the Customize option (Word 2007) or the Quick Access Toolbar option (later versions). (See Figure 1.)
  3. Figure 1. Adding macros to the Quick Access Toolbar.

  4. Using the Choose Commands From drop-down list, choose Macros.
  5. In the list of available macros, select the one you want assigned to the Quick Access Toolbar.
  6. Click the Add button. The command now appears at the right side of the dialog box.
  7. Click the OK button. The command now appears on the Quick Access Toolbar.

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