Adding a Macro to the Quick Access Toolbar

Written by Allen Wyatt (last updated December 30, 2023)
This tip applies to Excel 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, Excel in Microsoft 365, and 2021


People generally create macros because they intend to use them. (Makes sense, right?) If you have a macro that you need to use quite often, you may want to add it to the Quick Access Toolbar where it can be invoked easily. Just follow these steps if you are using Excel 2007:

  1. Click the Office button and then click Excel Options. Excel displays the Excel Options dialog box.
  2. At the left side of the dialog box click Customize.
  3. Using the Choose Commands From drop-down list, choose Macros. You should see a list of available macros.
  4. In the list of macros, click on the one you want added to the Quick Access Toolbar.
  5. Click the Add button. The macro moves to the right side of the dialog box.
  6. Click OK.

The steps are slightly different if you are using Excel 2010 or a later version:

  1. Click the File tab on the ribbon.
  2. Click Options. Excel displays the Excel Options dialog box.
  3. At the left side of the dialog box click Quick Access Toolbar.
  4. Using the Choose Commands From drop-down list, choose Macros. You should see a list of available macros.
  5. In the list of macros, click on the one you want added to the Quick Access Toolbar.
  6. Click the Add button. The macro moves to the right side of the dialog box.
  7. Click OK.

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