Keep your Microsoft Office tool at your fingertips!

Ever get tired of having to hunt for an table option in Microsoft Word? Or hunting for the function button in Excel? Well someone at Microsoft has your back. There is a feature you can use to customize your toolbar to keep these extremely helpful tools at your fingers tips!

To customize this on any office product simply click the down arrow located near the top left of your window.

Image of dropdown menu showing options for quick access toolbar.

This the Office 2016 version, though the down arrow should have the same design and be in a similar location.

Once you click the down arrow you will get a menu will appear. You can activate the options you want to add to the toolbar by clicking on each option.

Image of dropdown menu showing options for quick access toolbar.

This is the Office 2016 version, though the down arrow should have the same design and be in a similar location.

If you don’t see the option you want here you can click on “More Commands” to go into the advanced settings. Here you can add every command option in the program to your quick access toolbar. This is super helpful if you use a command very often. Saving time hunting and clicking time will give you more time to focus on the real task you’re trying to complete!

Image of more commands menu.

You have so many more options to customize!

Remember this works for all office products so you can do it in Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook etc!

Image of customized quick access toolbar containing various commands

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Charles Potter

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