Tips for customizing quick access toolbar in Excel

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Below are some of the tips that you can learn to use the quick access toolbar to its best.

How to Customize Quick Access Toolbar for a Single Workbook?

When you make customization in the quick access toolbar that applies to the entire Excel application.

But there is also an option to have different customizations for different workbooks.

From the Excel options, you can select the option.

  • For all documents (default)
  • For a workbook.
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This dropdown shows all the active workbooks that you can select and apply the customization.

How to move the quick access toolbar to the bottom of the ribbon?

As the quick access toolbar is on the title bar that gives it less space to add more commands.

But you can also move it below the ribbon, which gives it the most based to add commands.

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For this, you simply need to click on the dropdown that you have and select “Show below the ribbon”.

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You can also do this while customizing the quick access toolbar from the Excel options. There is a small box that you need to tick mark.

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How to get Undo and Redo Drop Down button in Excel?

Usually, for undo and redo, you need to press the shortcut key again and again, but with the buttons that you have on the quick access toolbar, you can undo and redo up to the last 100 activities.

Simply click on the dropdown and select the activity up to which you want to undo or redo.

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How to get Spell check button on the quick access toolbar In Excel?

You can also add the spell check button on the toolbar that can be handy for you if you want to check your worksheet for spelling mistakes.

It’s there in the popular commands list.

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How to Reset the quick access toolbar buttons in Excel?

If you want to go back to the default settings and remove all the customization that you have made and the quick access toolbar, go to the More Commands ➜ Reset Button ➜ Reset only Quick Access Toolbar”.

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There’s one thing that you need to take care that once you reset the settings for the quick access toolbar, you cannot restore them.

How to add quick print to the Excel sheet?

If you do a lot of printing, then you can add a quick print button to the quick access toolbar. It’s like a one-click print command.

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You can add it from the popular commands list.

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How to Run macros from QAT in Excel?

You can also run macros from the quick access toolbar by adding a button assigning a macro from the list.

Just need to select macros from the Choose commands from and then select the macro you want to add and, in the end, click on the add button.

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You can also select an icon, so the command from the modify button.

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