Excel Tips: Quick Access Toolbar Shortcuts

Lesson 5: Quick Access Toolbar Shortcuts


Quick Access Toolbar shortcuts

The Quick Access Toolbar is a convenient place to add your favorite commands because they will always stay visible no matter where you are on the Ribbon. But there's another reason to use it that not everyone knows about: Every command on the Quick Access Toolbar gets its own keyboard shortcut—putting them literally at your fingertips.

You'll first need to add your favorite commands. You can right-click any command on the Ribbon and select Add to Quick Access Toolbar.

The shortcut is the Alt key, followed by a number. You can see which number is associated with each command by pressing the Alt key, as shown below.

alt key shortcuts

In our example, the Sort A-Z command is number 6, so the shortcut would be Alt+6. Keep in mind that your Quick Access Toolbar may have different shortcuts depending on the commands you've added.

Watch the video below to see how to use Quick Access Toolbar shortcuts.