Updated Feb 23, 2009 10:25 AM EST
I'm a big fan of the new ribbon in Office 2007 -- it makes it easy to tap into all sorts of features that used to be neigh on undiscoverable in older versions of Office. The tradeoff is that I can no longer customize the old toolbars for easy access to stuff I use frequently. What you might not know is that you can easily add your favorite commands to the Quick Access Toolbar in Office 2007.
The Quick Access Toolbar is the part of the title bar to the right of the Office button which has the Save, Undo, and Repeat buttons. To add more icons to this part of the screen, just right-click a button in its usual home in the ribbon and choose Add to Quick Access Toolbar. That's it. Personally, I've added Print and Word Count to mine because I use them so frequently.
If you don't know where a command lives in the Brave New Ribbon, click the down-arrow to the right of the Quick Access Toolbar and choose More Commands
. Then you can find the button you want from a complete list and add it to the toolbar.
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