How to Add a Macro to the Quick Access Toolbar in Microsoft Excel

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In Brief...

Creating a macro and adding it to the Quick Access Toolbar makes it easier to complete a set of operations that you perform regularly. To add a macro to the Quick Access Toolbar, follow these steps.

This feature works the same in all modern versions of Microsoft Excel: 2010, 2013, and 2016.

Instructions

  1. Click the Customize Quick Access Toolbar drop-down arrow.
    Drop-down Arrow

  2. Select More Commands.
    More Commands

  3. In the Excel Options dialog box on the Quick Access Toolbar tab, from the Choose commands from drop-down list, select Macros.
    Excel Options Dialog Box

  4. Select the macro you want to add to the Quick Access Toolbar and click Add and then OK.
    Select Macro

  5. You can now see and run the macro on the Quick Access Toolbar.
    Macro on Toolbar

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