WD97: How to Add the Insert Address Button to a Toolbar

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This article describes how to add the Insert Address button to an existing toolbar.

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You can insert addresses into a Word document from your personal address book or from your electronic address book by clicking the Insert Address button.

Adding the Insert Address Button

To add the Insert Address button, follow the steps:

  1. Open an existing document or create a new one.
  2. On the Tools menu, click Customize.
  3. Click the Toolbars tab, and then click to select the Menu Bar check box.

    NOTE: This option is on by default in Word for Windows.
  4. Click to select the Commands tab.
  5. Under Categories, click to select Insert.
  6. Under Commands, click and drag Address Book to the toolbar location you want.
  7. Click Close to close the Customize dialog box.

Using the Insert Address Button

To use the Insert Address button, follow these steps:

  1. Click where you want to insert the address in your document.
  2. Click the Insert Address button.
  3. In the "Show names from the" box, click to select the address book you want to use.
  4. In the "Type name or select from list" box, type a name or click to select a name from the list of names, and then click OK.
NOTE: You can click the arrow next to the Insert Address button to display names you have used most recently. Any additions or changes you make in your addresses while you're working in Word will be reflected in your address book through your other applications.


For more information about adding a toolbar button, click the Office Assistant, type "How do I add a toolbar button?" click Search, and then click to view "Add a button to a toolbar."

NOTE: If the Assistant is hidden, click the Office Assistant button on the Standard toolbar. If Microsoft Help is not installed on your computer, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
120802 Office: How to Add/Remove a Single Office Program or Component


Article ID: 198366 - Last Review: October 26, 2013 - Revision: 2.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Word 97 Standard Edition
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