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You already know that Excel allows you to customize menus and toolbars to your heart's content. However, sometimes your toolbars become too wide, or you may not want to clutter the screen with new, custom toolbars.
Fortunately, Excel allows you to also place toolbar buttons on the menu bar. See that area just to the right of the Help menu? That can be valuable real estate for commonly used toolbar buttons. To move buttons there quickly, follow these steps:
You can follow these same steps for any other toolbar buttons you want to move. You can also use the standard ways of customizing your display to move toolbar buttons (choose Customize from the Tools menu). Either way, your toolbar buttons are in a unique place where you can always get at them.
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