Moving Items On a Menu

Written by Allen Wyatt (last updated September 23, 2023)
This tip applies to Excel 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003


Excel is quite flexible, in that it allows you to completely customize the appearance of its interface. For instance, you may want to move items around on your menus. You can move menu options around to different locations on the same menu, or to a different menu altogether. This is done very easily by using the Customize dialog box:

  1. Choose Customize from the Tools menu. Excel displays the Customize dialog box.
  2. Click on menu names to display the menus. (Click the actual menu names, in the menu bar. Don't click anything in the Customize dialog box.)
  3. When you see the menu option you want to move, click it and drag it to a new location. You can either drag it to the same menu or to a different menu; it doesn't make any difference.
  4. When you reach the new location where you want the menu option to reside, release the mouse button. The option is moved and the menus are updated.
  5. Repeat steps 2 through 4, as desired.
  6. Click on Close (in the Customize dialog box) to save your changes.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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