How to Add a Back Button to the Word Quick Action Toolbar

How many times a day do you have to go back to your last edit in your Word documents? Depending upon what you do for a living, it could be quite a few!

As you may know I intensely dislike wasting time and keystrokes so I’ve added a Back button to my QAT and now it only takes a click to get back were I was!

Follow the steps below to learn how:

  1. Click the drop-down arrow next to your Quick Access Toolbar (QAT)
  2. Select More Commands.

more commands menu

  1. In the Choose commands from drop-down-list, select Commands Not in the Ribbon.

commands not in word

  1. Scroll down until you see it, and select Back.

word back button

  1. Click Add.
  2. Click OK.

Your new Back button has now been added to your QAT and is ready for you to use and save time and keystrokes!


About the Author

Carol Bratt

Carol holds A+, MCP, and MOS computer certifications and is the resident DCT Office expert. She trains the staffs of small law firms in the use of Microsoft Office applications and has authored many books covering Microsoft Office as well as written articles for Infopackets, TechnoLawyer, and Digital Harbor. For more Microsoft Office tips visit Carol's Corner Office or follow Carol on FaceBook and Twitter.

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