Removing Styles from the Quick Access Toolbar

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated March 15, 2014)

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A while back Ray created, on the Quick Access Toolbar, a list of styles he commonly used. Later Ray deleted a few of the styles he no longer used. These styles were removed from the template and no longer appear anywhere, except on that list of styles on the Quick Access Toolbar. Ray wonders how he can remove these styles from the Quick Access Toolbar.

There are a couple of ways to remove things from the Quick Access Toolbar, and it doesn't matter if those "things" are styles or any other command you can place there. Perhaps the easiest way to do it is to just right-click on the QAT option and, from the resulting Context menu, choose the Remove from Quick Access Toolbar option. The option should immediately be removed.

You can also follow these steps, if you prefer:

  1. Display the Word Options dialog box. (In Word 2007 click the Office button and then click Word Options. In Word 2010 and Word 2013 display the File tab of the ribbon and then click Options.)
  2. At the left of the dialog box choose Customize (Word 2007) or Quick Access Toolbar (Word 2010 and Word 2013).
  3. In the list of commands at the right of the dialog box, select the one you want removed from the Quick Access Toolbar.
  4. Click the Remove button.
  5. Click OK.

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Author Bio

Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He  is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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2017-01-16 04:12:06

Tiko

I tried the above method for deleteing Styles from Quick Access Toolbar. The next time I opened MS Word all styles were right back. I detest MS trying to control my every more by replacing with their own styles. I want to permanently remove the complete Quick Styles toolbar. I have removed the quick access styles various times. Every time they are right back when word is opened again. Are there any good suggestions/instructions that are easy to follow and actually work? Thanks.


2016-04-06 09:50:35

Edward McCall

The "Styles" setting is hogging 40% of my ribbon, and I want to remove it. Unfortunately, when I follow your instructions, I do not see anything called "Styles" to remove or hide. What am I missing?

Second, I want to add the "Paragraph" settings box to the Ribbon, and am surprised it doesn't just appear on the default installation.

Third, I have a "Blog Post" tab, but I never blog at work. Why is this default screen set up for bloggers? Could this Blog Post set up be the root of the above issues?

Thank you!
Edward McCall


2014-06-02 05:42:31

Vinod

I understand that the styles displayed on the "Quick Style Gallery" (QSG) are document dependent. For example if I were to open a document sent to me by somebody the styles and the order of display on the QSG change to the settings of the sender. Is there a way to ensure that styles displayed on the QSG remain the same always?


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