Quick Access Toolbar :: Bringing All Frequently Used Commands Together (Very Simply)

Posted: April 25, 2013 by MaxFraudy in Excel, General Tips, MS Access

How many times have you needed to copy the path of one of your opened files and you had to go all browsing through folders to get it?…. Many, right? What if you could get it without having to go anywhere else? Sounds lovely, doesn’t it?

Well, you actually can do it without much of an effort. Simply follow the steps below and you are set:

  1. Go to ‘Quick Access Toolbar’ (QAT) that appears in all MS Office files.
  2. From the dropdown, select ‘More Commands’

    QAT - More Commands

    QAT – More Commands

  3. In the pop-up that appears, Go to ‘Customise’ tab
  4. In the left dropdown, select ‘All Commands’


    All Commands in ‘Customise’ tab

  5. A long list of available options appears in the box below. Scroll down and select ‘Document Location’.
  6. Click on the ‘Add’ button.
  7. Click OK.
  8. The option will appear on the right. This is the list of commands available to you in the QAT.


    Available Commands in QAT

That’s it!!! Now the location of any document that you are viewing can be seen right at the top.

Tip: If there are any other commands that you use on a frequent basis, then they can also be added to the Toolbar. Simply right-click on that option and select ‘Add to Quick Access Toolbar’.

QAT - More Options

QAT – More Options

For more options, check out MS Office Support page

  1. MaxFraudy says:

    Please note that only commands can be added to the QAT. Many other items in the Ribbon don’t have this option.

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