How to Customize the Quick Access Toolbar in PowerPoint – shortcuts for low content book creation!

An email came in asking how to customize the quick access toolbar in PowerPoint and I thought I’d create a quick tutorial because I’m sure many of you would like to know how to do this!

Customizing your toolbar for shortcuts will save you LOADS of time when you’re creating interiors for your low content books.

I have my “go to” commands that I use and I talk about these in the video.

But as you create more and more, you’ll figure out what buttons YOU need quick access to.

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Here’s the video. Enjoy!

How to Change the Order of Commands on Your Quick Access Toolbar

One thing I left out of the video is how to change the order of the commands on your quick access toolbar.

It’s very simple.

In the Customize Quick Access Toolbar window, you need to select the item you want to move and then use the up/down arrow keys to move it. {See image.}

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Customize Quick Access Toolbar in PowerPoint
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  1. Thank you Julie! This was very helpful especially since I often cannot remember where to find what I want. I do have one question. Is there a way to organize the options on the ribbon itself, meaning can I choose the order I want them to appear? I haven’t tried to figure this out yet for myself. But if I could order them the way I want them, it would be easier to locate them each time.

    1. Hi Barbara! Thanks for this question. You need to select the item you want to move and then use the up/down arrow keys to move it. I’ve added a photo in this post to show you where I click.

      ~ Julie

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