Customize the Quick Action toolbar in Word for Mac

Customize the Quick Access Toolbar

If you just want a few commands on your fingertips, you want to use the Quick Access Toolbar. Those are the icons that are above the Ribbon and they are always on no matter what tab you are on in the Ribbon.

Quick access toolbar example
  1. To customize the Quick Access Toolbar, open or create a Word, Excel, or PowerPoint document.

  2. Go to the app Preferences and select Quick Access Toolbar.

    Quick Access settings
  3. On the Quick Access Toolbar tab window, select the commands and select the arrows to add or remove from the Customize Quick Access Toolbar box.

    Note: If you don't see the commands to add to the Quick Access Toolbar, it is because we don't support it at this time.

    Once you select a command, it will appear at the end of the Quick Access toolbar.

    Here are the default commands on the Quick Access Toolbar:

    Default quick access menu

    If you want just want to add one of these commands, just select the command name to add or remove it from the toolbar. Items that appear in the Quick Access Toolbar will have a checkmark Shows the check mark icon for the Quick Access Toolbar menu in Office 2016 for Mac. next to them.

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