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If you know me (and many of you do), you know I'm about customizing. All of us are like snowflakes, each one a unique and special individual. We have our individual tastes, likes, dislikes, fashion sense, lack of fashion sense, love for the ribbon just as it is, want to make it our own...
The Quick Access Toolbar (QAT) is one that you create, containing all of the features and tools that you use. They're right there at the top of the window, and you can put whatever feature is available in that particular program in that toolbar.
And why would you do this?
I've found that the best way to get an idea of what you want on your Quick Access Toolbar is to just start working and keep track of the commands, features, and tools you use the most. Then just keep adding them to your Quick Access Toolbar.
Is a QAT always "global" (as in "applies to ALL new and old documents I create) - or may I have a (perhaps) template-based custom QAT for a particular operation I perform daily?
Hiya Rick - The QAT "sticks" after you edit it -- meaning it doesn't change each time you open/close an existing or new document. However, there is no way to do a template-based QUA for a particular operation (but that is a really good idea and I'll bet some code desinger oculd figure it out...)
Dear Crabby - I am happy I can customise QAT but I also want to use ruler and, regardless of whether I have the QAT above or below the ribbon, if I use ribbon I cant see the second row of my customised QAT. This makes me crabby too ...
If you have any ideas how to fix this I would be very grateful
sorry dear Crabby - I meant to type "if I use ruler" I cant see the second row of my very own QAT ...
I have a Word 2003 document that has a toolbar saved in it (in the document, not a template). Of course, in 2007 the toolbar does not show up. I was told that ok'ing macros, then using Add-ins to add the toolbar would bring it up in the QAT but I can't get it to work. Any suggestions?
I would like to add the 'Close' icon to the QAT but it is only shown in File and the right click (great trick) won't work on it.
Ann - I'm not sure what you mean by "but it is only shown in File and the right click " won't work. Are you using either Office 2007 or Office 2010? Because this toolbar works ONLY in those versions -- none previous (like 2003, XP/2002, etc.).
If you DO have 2010 or 2007, write to me at MSFTCrabby@hotmail.com and we'll figure it out together.
A note to anyone reading this: Ann found the answer to her issue: She was trying to find the CLOSE command in the "Customize Quick Access Toolbar" area and it wasn't listed. Then she realized that she was looking under "Popular Commands" instead of" All Commands" (which is where she found CLOSE). So she answered her own question and I couldn't be prouder...
I really need to enlarge the size of the icons in the QAT. Is there a way??
can i create my own toolbars?
@adesham52 : Not exactly. But customizing the QAT is pretty much like creating your own menu.
Where does MS Office save the Quick Access Toolbar settings?
How do you stop those "tooltips" boxes from appearing when you hover your cursor over an icon on a toolbar?
@Jim re "tooltips" - they're actually called ScreenTips and although you didn't tell me which verion of what program yo'ure using, I think this will solve your issue.
Office 2010: File > Options > "General" heading > "User Interface Options" > "ScreenTip style"> Select "Don't show ScreenTips"
Office 2007 - in programs that have the ribbon, follow the Office 2010 instructions
Office 2007 programs that don't have the ribbon and versoins prior: I can't remember exactly how this is done, but you can find this same option by going to Tools > Options and hunting aorund....
Love the Quick Access Toolbar. My problem is this: I have many things on my Quick Access Toolbar in Office 2007 (including several personal macros), but now that I'm moving to Office 2010, I want to bring my existing Quick Access Toolbar. I don't want to have to redo the macros and redo everything. How do I activate my OLD Quick Access Toolbar in the new version? In the same way, I have both a desktop and a laptop, and I'd like EXCEL and WORD to have the same configuration, again without completely redoing the whole Toolbar.