Modifying the Microsoft Excel quick access toolbar

August 7, 2020
Paul Silverman

Any tip that saves time while using Microsoft Excel is worthwhile, and one of the most simple time-saving tools is to modify your quick access toolbar, which is usually located above the ribbon tabs at the top left-hand side of the screen. It's circled below, in red.  

Quick access toolbar
MS excel quick access

In our short Microsoft Excel tutorial below you'll learn how to quickly add frequently used icons to the quick access toolbar. It's a great time saver;  by placing your high-usage icons in this always-visible area, you'll no longer have to hunt through ribbon tabs to find the tools you need.  It's easy to do and easy to modify, as you'll see in the following video:  

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