Adding Icons to the Menu Toolbar in MS Excel

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Almost 50% of the menu bar line is empty in MS Excel. You can use this real estate to add useful icons such as Page Setup, Custom Views, Macro, and whatever else you would like to add.

To add icons to the menu bar follow the steps below:

  1. Launch MS Excel if it isn't already open.
  2. Place your cursor on one of the toolbars, right-click, and select Customize from the shortcut menu.
  3. Select the Commands tab.
  4. From Categories, select File and drag the Page Setup icon to the menu bar.
  5. Repeat step 4 for the Custom Views icon (from View) and for the Macro icon (from Built-in Menus).
  6. Click Close.

These new icons also have keyboard shortcuts, which are used by pressing Alt and the underlined letter.

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