The Quick Access Toolbar is a customizable tool that is in all the Office 2010 programs. It is designed to allow you to quickly and easily access the tools you use most often while working in Office 2010.
Customize Quick Access Toolbar
The Quick Access toolbar can be located above or below the ribbon bars. By default there are only three command buttons on it initially: Save, Undo and Redo. There are some commonly added buttons that can be added through the drop down Customize Quick Access Toolbar button.
- Click the Customize Quick Access Toolbar dropdown arrow.
- Click on the command (i.e. Print Preview and Print) that you want to add. The new command will be added after the last command on the toolbar.
Adding More Command to the Quick Access Toolbar
There are a couple of ways to add commands to the Quick Access toolbar, but the easiest is through the ribbons. For this example we are using Word 2010, but the process is the same no matter what Office 2010 program you are using.
- Let’s say that you often add pictures to your documents. Go to the Insert ribbon.
- Right-click on the Picture tool in the Illustrations group.
- From the short-cut menu choose Add to Quick Access Toolbar.
Adding a Macro Command to the Quick Access Toolbar
If you have a specific macro that you have created to make your task easier, then one of the best places to add the macro command is the Quick Access Toolbar.
- Click the Customize Quick Access Toolbar dropdown arrow and choose More Commands.
- The Word Options dialog box will open to the Quick Access Toolbar submenu.
- Click the dropdown arrow for Choose commands from, and then choose Macros.
- The macros you have created will be listed. Select the one you want on the Quick Access Toolbar and click Add.
- Click OK.