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Save Time By Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar in Office 2007

With all the hype about the Ribbon, one of the more overlooked new features in Office 2007 is the Quick Access toolbar, which can be tremendously useful if you just take the time to customize it.

Customizing it is extremely simple, just right-click an open area on the Ribbon and choose “Customize Quick Access Toolbar”.

Now you’ll be given a dialog where you can customize the commands that are listed on the toolbar. The “Popular Commands” has many useful features listed, but you can change the drop-down to see all of the available commands.

Take the time to think about the commands that you use all the time, and click the Add button to add them to the list.

You can also change where you want the placement of the toolbar, or choose commands for a specific document if you wanted to.

Now your new commands will show up on the Quick Access Toolbar, and will always be there, regardless of the context.

Lowell Heddings, better known online as the How-To Geek, spends all his free time bringing you fresh geekery on a daily basis. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 06/27/07

Comments (1)

  1. wes

    This is a great tip and I am using it but I sure wish I could add the “Save As” button in the quick access tool bar for all the Office 2003

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