Where Did My Quick Access Toolbar in MS Word 2013 Go?

MS Word 2013 as a Quick Access Toolbar that is by default placed just next to the Microsoft orb that is available at the top left corner of the interface. The Quick Access Toolbar, as the name suggests, provides tools to quickly access a few commands that are frequently used by most users. Also, since the Quick Access Toolbar is available at a very handy location, it becomes easier for the end-users to click the tools available in the toolbar.

The best part of Quick Access Toolbar is that the tools that it contains can be removed very easily. Likewise, additional tools can also be added in the Quick Access Toolbar as per the users’ individual needs. You, as an end-user, may want to add or remove the tools from the Quick Access Toolbar if you know that there are few tools available in MS Word 2013 that you would need very frequently, and there are some of them that you would never use at all. Examples can be Undo and Redo buttons. Most users mostly use the Undo button, but the Redo button is used seldom.

In order to add or remove the tools from the Quick Access Toolbar, you can go to the Word Options box by going to FILE> Options.

Now, if you cannot see your Quick Access Toolbar on the MS Word 2013 interface, somebody might have removed all the tools from the toolbar, hence making it look like a disabled feature. You can easily add the important tools by following the instructions given below:

    ■Log on to the computer using the account on which MS Word 2013 configuration is to be made.

    ■Once logged on, open any existing Word document or create a new one.

    ■On the opened interface, go to the FILE tab.

    ■From the displayed list, click Options.


    ■On the opened Word Options box, click to select Quick Access Toolbar option from the left pane.

    ■From the right pane, click to select the desired tools from the left column one-by-one, and click Add button in the middle of the left and right columns each time you select a tool.

    ■When Add button is clicked, you will notice that the selected tool is now added to the right column which means the tool is added to the Quick Access Toolbar.


    ■Once all the important tools are added to the right column, click OK to save the changes.

    ■The Quick Access Toolbar should appear on the interface instantaneously. If it doesn’t, restart MS Word 2013 to allow the changes to take effect.

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