How to Add Advanced Find to the Quick Access Toolbar in Word 2010

Word 2010 has two different “Find” tools that can be used to locate a word in your document. The basic one will open a Navigation pane on the left side of the window.

However, there is an Advanced Find feature that has some features that may be useful. Unfortunately, there is not a default way to quickly access this feature from any tab, so one option is to add the command to the Quick Access toolbar at the top of the window.

Our tutorial below will show you how to edit the icons in the Quick Access toolbar to include one for the Advanced Find feature. Once the icon is added, you simply need to click it to launch Advanced Find and use the features that are part of the tool.

Add an Advanced Find Button to the Quick Access Toolbar in Word 2010

The steps below are going to modify the icons that appear in the Quick Access Toolbar at the top of your Word 2010 window. This is the set of small icons at the very top of the screen, above the File tab. This toolbar is highlighted in the image below –

the quick access toolbar in word 2010

The steps in this article will focus specifically on adding the Advanced Find feature, but you can follow these steps to add a number of different icons to this toolbar as well.

Step 1: Open Word 2010.

Step 2: Click the Customize Quick Access Toolbar button at the right side of the Quick Access toolbar at the top of the window, then click the More Commands option.

customize the quick access toolbar

Step 3: Click the drop-down menu under Choose commands from, then click the Home Tab option.

select the home tab commands

Step 4: Select the Advanced Find option from the left column, then click the Add button.

click advanced find, then click add

Step 5: Click the OK button at the bottom of the window.

click ok

You can then click the Advanced Find button in the Quick Access toolbar at any time to access this feature. It is the icon that looks like a pair of binoculars, and it is identified in the image below.

advanced find is the binoculars icon

Now that you know how to add the advanced find feature to the Word Quick Access toolbar, you will be able to get to that tool a little more easily.

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