Weekly Computer Tip # 218
18 January 2008

Adding your favourite commands to the Quick Access Toolbar
(Office 2007)

Back in April 2004 I told you how to add a button, that is associated with a specific menu option, to your toolbar (see tip_61.php if you're not an Office 2007 user and want to remind yourself how to do this). Well, in Office 2007 this is a lot simpler.

As always, there are various ways of doing this (after all, Microsoft prides itself to prove the saying that there is more than one way to skin a cat) but I'm simply giving you the easiest method ...

Here's how:

  1. Right-click your favourite command.
  2. Click Add to Quick Access Toolbar on the shortcut menu.

One of the buttons I've added is Switch Windows. When you have more than one document open, you might want to switch between documents, which used to be possible by simply clicking on the Windows menu. These days you have to go to the View tab, Window group to find the Switch Windows button. So next time you use it, why not right-click it and add it to your Quick Access Toolbar?!