The Basics of the Word 2007 Quick Access Toolbar

By Dan Gookin

You may want immediate access to certain commands that are now buried somewhere in the Word 2007 Ribbon. Enter the Quick Access toolbar, which can be customized to your heart’s content.

Finding the toolbar in Word 2007

The Quick Access toolbar is preset to dwell above the Ribbon, just to the right of the Office Button. Three command buttons reside on the toolbar: Save, Undo, and Redo. Beyond the toolbar’s curved right end, you find its menu button.


Moving the toolbar in Word 2007

You can choose one of two locations for the Quick Access toolbar: either above or below the Ribbon. You can use the toolbar’s menu to set where it calls home.

  • Choose the Show Below the Ribbon command from the toolbar’s menu to lodge the toolbar beneath the Ribbon.

  • Choose the Show Above the Ribbon command to domicile the toolbar back on top.