Quick Access Toolbar in Microsoft® Office 2010
Microsoft Office 2010 has come up with a new interface, which virtually exists in every application be it MicrosoftÂ Outlook 2010, Microsoft Word 2010, MicrosoftÂ Excel 2010 and MicrosoftÂ PowerPoint 2010 and this is the time to get used to Quick Access Toolbar. Quick Access Toolbar displays a small selection of the common used commands and it is placed on the top-left side of the window next to the 'Office' button. It is a customizable toolbar that contains a set of commands, which are independent from the currently displayed tab. It is easy for you to move Quick Access Toolbar from one location to another possible location.
On Quick Access Toolbar, you can see the tab on which you are currently working. So, the most used commands are just a click away. By default, the toolbar has Save, Undo and Redo commands. You can enable other commands from the Customize Quick Access Toolbar menu and you can find those icons in the main toolbar.
It gives its users the freedom to choose and add any command on the Quick Access Toolbar. All you need to do is to click on the More Commands option and a new window will open from where you can browse between hundreds of Popular Commands. If you cannot find the command under Popular Commands, you can browse more commands, Macros, Ribbon etc.
You need to select the command and then hit the Add button. It serves you an option wherein you can customize the Quick Access Toolbar for all the documents or for any specific document as well.
When migrating from Microsoft Office 2007 to Microsoft Office 2010, make sure to export all the customizations. A customization file has the settings for both Quick Access Toolbar and Ribbon, therefore, when you move from one workstation to another, make it certain that you migrate the settings there as well. Once you have a file in .exportedUI format, you can import the files in just two clicks from the Customize Quick Access Toolbar window.
- Use the Customize Quick Access Toolbar button
- Use MicrosoftÂ Word Options
- Select and add from Ribbon
Use the Customize Quick Access Toolbar button
You need to click on the button (the down arrow next to office button), you can see popular commands for selection. When you click on the command that you want to add, it will be displayed immediately on the toolbar. There can be a case, when you won’t be able to see the selection, then you need to click on More Commands to display the full list.
Use MicrosoftÂ Word Options
You have to select a command on the left, and then click on Add to add it to the toolbar. On the other hand, if you need to remove the selection, you can select a command on the right displayed in the toolbar and then click on Remove. When you are happy with the selection, click OK. Quick Access Toolbar will be updated.
On the Ribbon, you need to click the appropriate tab or the group to display the command that you want to add to the toolbar. Right-click on the command and then click on Add to Quick Access Toolbar on the shortcut menu. If you want to reinstate the toolbar above the ribbon, click on the Customize Quick Access Toolbar button and select Show Above the Ribbon.
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