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Adding a Macro to a Toolbar

Excel is a very flexible program. You can configure it to work just about any way you can imagine. For instance, you can create a macro, and then add it to a toolbar. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Choose Customize from the Tools menu. Excel displays the Customize dialog box.
  2. Make sure the Toolbars tab is selected. (See Figure 1.)
  3. Figure 1. The Toolbars tab of the Customize dialog box.

  4. In the list of toolbars, make sure there is a check mark beside the toolbar to which you want your macro added. The check mark ensures that the toolbar is displayed on the screen.
  5. Click on the Commands tab. (See Figure 2.)
  6. Figure 2. The Commands tab of the Customize dialog box.

  7. In the list of Categories, choose the Macros entry. Your macros should then appear in the Commands list.
  8. In the Commands list, select the macro you want assigned to a toolbar.
  9. Using the mouse, drag the macro from the Commands list to the location on the toolbar where you want it to appear.
  10. When you drop the macro, it appears on the toolbar.
  11. To add more macros, repeat steps 6 through 8.
  12. Click on Close.

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Comments for this tip:

christopher montilla    16 Mar 2015, 02:26
I work at a hospital as admittig clerk
I would like to know if I could increment a seriesof six numbers but beginning from the two inner digits in MS Excel

Ex. 210098
       210298 ...
only thetwo inner digits increment before the sixth digit increment when the two inner digits reach a count of 99

Ex. 219798

When it reaches 219998
the sixth digit will increment by 1
say, 210099
awyatt    31 Dec 2013, 14:23

Thanks for the heads-up. I'll get it fixed ASAP.

Jim Boyer    29 Dec 2013, 18:51
Good tip. I've worked on making some toolbars and macros in Excel 2003, but when I click on macros category, what shows up in the commands list is NOT the list of macros I have, but only two items: Custom menu item, custom button. How am I missing what you describe in step 5?
Ray Austin    29 Dec 2013, 13:30

At the start of this tip, I reckon the 1st word is the wrong Word !!

"Word is a very flexible program."


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