Improve MS Office Productivity Without Being a Master

The Quick Access Toolbar - Use & Customization
Rating: 4.1 out of 5 (90 ratings)
3,933 students
Improve MS Office Productivity Without Being a Master
Rating: 4.1 out of 5 (90 ratings)
3,933 students
After taking this course students will be able to: quickly modify the Quick Access Toolbar; lower formatting time; reduce the time to access frequently used commands; and, reduce the frustration of not being able to find that one command when they need it.


  • A basic understanding of Microsoft Office and a computer with MS Office installed

This course will introduce you to the Quick Access Toolbar - a feature of Microsoft Office that gives you a quick, more efficient way to get to the commands that you use frequently.  You will learn how to customize the Quick Access Toolbar to help you save a lot of time and effort with fewer mouse clicks and less mouse movement and remove a lot of the frustration of having to switch between ribbons every time you need that command.

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone interested in becoming more efficient with Microsoft Office
Course content
5 sections • 18 lectures • 54m total length
  • Introduction
  • Intro to Section 2
  • Overview (Anatomy) of User Interface
  • Exercise
  • Demonstration of Features
  • Conclusion of Section 2
  • Introduction to Section 3 and Review of Section 2
  • What is the Quick Action Tool Bar (QATB) and Where is It?
  • Adding a Single Command to the QATB
  • Demonstration of Efficiency of QATB
  • Review of Adding One Command to the QATB
  • The Short Cut Pop UP Menus
  • The QATB Dialogue Box -- The Second Method for Adding Commands to the QATB
  • Review of the QATB
  • Adding Commands that are not on the application ribbons to the QATB
  • Removing Commands from the QATB
  • Conclusion of Section 3
  • High Level Demonstration of Frequently Used Commands by the Author

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A. Chris Fristad
  • 4.1 Instructor Rating
  • 90 Reviews
  • 3,933 Students
  • 1 Course

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