How to Move the Quick Access Toolbar Below the Ribbon in Microsoft Word

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In Brief...

You can choose to keep the Quick Access Toolbar in the top-left corner of Microsoft Word or move it below the Ribbon. To move the Quick Access Toolbar below the Ribbon, follow these easy steps.

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

Instructions

  1. Click the drop-down arrow on the far right of the Quick Access Toolbar.

  2. Select Show Below the Ribbon.
    Show Below the Ribbon

  3. To move the toolbar back, click the drop-down arrow again and select Show Above the Ribbon.
    Show Above the Ribbon

Author: Dave Dunn

Dave Dunn joined Webucator as Chief Operating Officer in early 2009. He has served as a CFO and COO for numerous small and medium-sized companies, including Summit Software Company, Insight Research Group, Avalon Consulting, CampaignBase.com and HealthcareOne. He has expertise in business development, financial management, marketing and human resources and particularly enjoys working with rapidly growing companies.

Dave received his Bachelor of Arts from Hamilton College and his MBA from Syracuse University. He has served as Chairman of the Board of the Montessori School of Syracuse since 2001.

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