Quick Access Toolbar in MS-Word

Quick Access Toolbar in MS-Word

Customize Quick Access Toolbar in Microsoft Office Word:  Do you wanna use the commands of the word quickly and frequently so, customize the quick access toolbar by adding or removing the commands? The Quick Access Toolbar locates at the top left corner on the title bar. By default, the Quick Access Toolbar contains a set of 3 commands such as Save, Undo, and Redo. These are discussed underneath the picture.

Method-1: Adding Commands:

To add commands to the Quick Access Toolbar, follow the steps below.

  1. Click on the Drop-down arrow of the Quick Access Toolbar  (Customize Quick Access Toolbar) as shown in the first step of the picture below.
  2. Then select one of the Commands you want to add
  3. Look at the newly added command in the step 3 of the picture given below.

Method-2: Adding Commands:

To add more commands, which are not in the Quick Access Toolbar, do the following.

  1. Click on the drop-down arrow of the (Customize) Quick Access Toolbar
  2. Then click on the “More Commands“.
Add commands to quick access toolbar
 3. Click on the drop-down arrow which is given under “Choose commands from” to select the commands from various sources.

4. From the list of Commands, Select the commands you want.

5. Then click on the Add or Double click the command to add.

6. Now the commands are added. Look at the 6th step of a picture.

7. Then click OK.

Customize the Quick Access Toolbar..

Method-3: Adding Commands:

  1. Right click on any one of the commands that are presented in any group, on any tab
  2. Then click on the “Add to Quick Access Toolbar” to add it to the Quick Access Toolbar.

Removing Commands from the Quick Access Toolbar:

Remove from quick access toolbar

Follow the steps given below to remove commands directly from the quick access toolbar:

  1. Right-click on any command of the quick access toolbar as shown in the picture above
  2. Then click the (first option) “Remove From Quick Access Toolbar”.

Removing Commands by Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar:

Remove commands from quick access toolbar
  1. Click on the drop-down arrow of the (Customize) Quick Access Toolbar
  2. Under the Customize Quick Access Toolbar, from the commands list, deselect the selected commands you want to remove from the Quick Access Toolbar.

Hide or Unhide the Quick Access Toolbar:

  1. Double-click on any one of the tabs such as a HomeInsertDesignLayoutReferencesMailingsReview, and View to hide or unhide Quick Access Toolbar. Or use Ribbon Display Options icon which you can see on the top right corner of the title bar.

Show Below the Ribbon:

Show below the ribbon in Customize Qucik access toolbar
Customize Qucik access toolbar Showing below the ribbon

To show the Quick Access Toolbar below the ribbon:

  1. Click on the drop-down arrow of the Quick Access Toolbar (Customize Quick Access Toolbar)
  2. Click on the “Show below the ribbon” when the Quick Access Toolbar is above the ribbon
  3. Look at the 3rd step of the picture in which you can see the Quick Access Toolbar below the Ribbon.

Show above the Ribbon:

Show the quick access toolbar above the ribbon
Show above the ribbon

To show the Quick Access Toolbar above the ribbon:

  1. Click on the drop-down arrow of the Quick Access Toolbar (Customize Quick Access Toolbar)
  2. Click on the “Show below the ribbon” when the Quick Access Toolbar is below the ribbon
  3. Look at the 3rd step of the picture in which you can see the Quick Access Toolbar above the Ribbon.