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Customizing and Securing Microsoft Word 2010

Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar

The Quick Access Toolbar makes it easy for you to have the tools you want to access quickly nearby no matter which Word tabs you may be using. If you put so many items on the Quick Access Toolbar that it becomes too big to fit on the title bar, you can move it to its own line.

Add or Remove Items Common to the Quick Access Toolbar

  1. Click the down arrow at the right of the Quick Access Toolbar.

  2. On the Customize Quick Access Toolbar menu, click any checked items that you want to remove from the toolbar.

  3. Click any unchecked items that you want to add to the toolbar.

  4. Right-click any item anywhere on the ribbon that you want to add to the toolbar, and choose Add To Quick Access Toolbar from the shortcut menu.

  5. If the toolbar becomes too large to fit on the title bar or if you want to change the location of the bar, click the down arrow at the right of the toolbar and click Show Below The Ribbon on the menu.

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Control the Customization

  1. Click the Quick Access Toolbar arrow and click More Commands to display the Word Options dialog box with the Customize Ribbon category selected in the left pane.

  2. Specify the category of commands you want to select from.

  3. Click a command you want to add to the toolbar.

  4. Click Add.

  5. To remove a command you don’t use, select it and click Remove.

  6. To change the order in which commands will appear on the toolbar, click a command and use the up or down arrow to move the command.

  7. Repeat steps 3 through 7 to make any further customizations to the Quick Access Toolbar; click OK when you’ve finished.

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