Create a New Shortcut Menu in Microsoft Excel

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In a typical workbook, there are three shortcuts in the top menu: Save, Undo Typing and Repeat Typing. Like most things in Excel, this is customizable. Say you want to add a Copy or Cut shortcut (or just about anything else) to the top menu; you can with just a few tweaks.

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And best of all, it takes just a few seconds.

1. Open a new workbook in Excel. A workbook you’re already using works too, but for the sake of simplicity, we’re going to use a new one. 

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2. Navigate to the File tab at the top of the screen, and click it to bring up new options. 

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3. Choose Options from the bottom of the left sidebar. 

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4. Next, select Quick Access Toolbar near the bottom of the left sidebar.

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5. In the opening, we talked about adding Copy and Cut, but let’s add a Paste button too. Select each (one at a time), and click Add to move them to the Quick Access Toolbar. 

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6. Click OK at the bottom once you have the options you’d like added to the Quick Access Toolbar. 

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