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CUSTOMIZING THE QUICK ACCESS TOOLBAR AND RIBBON IN MICROSOFT WORD 2010

Microsoft Word 2010

Once you migrate from one version of Microsoft Word to another it is very easy to get lost with finding even the most simple of commands. In order this not to happen to you ever again it is good to know how to customize the Quick Access Toolbar and Ribbon in Microsoft Word 2010.

This can be done by adding those commands that are most used in the left top corner of the screen.

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1. For example let’s try and add the Page Break. First select the Page Layout tab and then in the Page Setup section right click on the Breaks button and select Add to Quick Access Toolbar.

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Note: Now you can see this command button being added to the Quick Access Toolbar.

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2. When you decide that you don’t need a certain command on the Quick Access Toolbar anymore, what you need to do is just to right click on its icon and select Remove from Quick Access Toolbar.

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Note: Notice that at the end of the Quick Access Toolbar there is a drop-down arrow and once you click on it you will be able to view a quick list of commands which you can select to be put. So you can quickly program the look of your Quick Access Toolbar.

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3. To have a different view of the Quick Access Toolbar, just select the Show Below the Ribbon button.

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Note: Now the toolbar is located below the ribbon.

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4. Lastly, click on the dropdown arrow and select the More Commands button.

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4.1. Then a new window will appear where you can find any command and you can add it to the toolbar.

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Note: Here you can browse the commands from the left side by selecting All Commands or by choosing one of the many options like Popular Commands or File Tab in the drop-down menu.

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Note: The adding process is pretty simple here as well. Just select any command you want from the left side and then click on any of the tabs on the right side

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