Quickly Removing a Toolbar Button

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated June 28, 2019)

Most people know that you can remove tools from a toolbar by going through a specific customization process. Word provides an even faster way of removing tools. Simply hold down the Alt key as you click on a tool and drag it off a toolbar.

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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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