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How to Add Commands to the Quick Access Toolbar

How to Add Commands to the Quick Access Toolbar

How to Add Commands to the Quick Access Toolbar

If you’re sick of typing the same commands over and over in Microsoft Office, just add them to the Quick Access Toolbar!

The steps contained in this guide will enable you to save plenty of time on your projects by streamlining the processes you need to use in order to access your favorite Microsoft Office commands.

Save Time and Effort

It can take time to search for the proper function in Excel or apply your preferred formatting in Word. Why waste time and effort doing so every five minutes when you could just do it once and save the commands as single-click functions on the Quick Access Toolbar?

Using the Quick Access Toolbar

To save basic commands in the Quick Access Toolbar, simply click the down-arrow in the top left of the window and check the commands that you’d like to have saved to the toolbar. That’s it!

Of course, if you’re looking for more advanced commands, you’re going to need to do a little more work than that. If the ones you like aren’t in that dropdown menu then you’ll need to open the menu, click on “More Commands,” and select them from the larger list.

In the “More Commands” list, you can browse through every possible command for each one of the programs in Microsoft Office, giving you significantly increased control over your work.


This might sound like a lot of work, but it pales in comparison to the amount of time and effort needed to access complicated commands at multiple phases of each project. If this still doesn’t interest, consider learning the hotkeys for each of your favorite commands.