Thursday, September 25, 2008

Copy the Quick Access Toolbar to Another Computer

One of the users on campus asked me a very good question that I'm sure other people would love to know. Her question was that after she spent a good amount of time customizing her Quick Access Toolbar in Word, is there a way to share it with her co-workers so they don't have to take the time to do so? I thought this was a great question. I was thinking the same thing earlier this week as I was working on a PowerPoint presentation at work, but didn't finish by 5:00, so I took it home with me. My home computer still had the default Quick Access Toolbar as I hadn't taken the time to customize it. I wished I could just copy it from work to take home.

Well, after a bit of research, I found the answer. I've included both the Windows XP and Vista versions for reference.
  1. Find the Quick Access Toolbar (QAT) file associated with the application you want from your source computer.
    • XP, C:\Documents and Settings\\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Office\*.qat
    • Vista, C:\Users\\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Office\*.qat
  2. Copy the QAT file from your source computer to a USB drive or CD.
  3. Take the file to the destination computer and copy the QAT file into the same location on the destination computer.
  4. DONE!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Monday, September 1, 2008

Word 2007: Inserting a Cover Page

Word 2007 makes it easy for you to customize the look of your documents. But one of the handiest features in Word 2007 is the Cover Page option. Word 2007 includes a number of preformatted cover pages that you can insert with a few clicks of your mouse.

Inserting a Cover Page
  1. On the Insert ribbon, in the Pages group, click Cover Page.
  2. In the Cover Page gallery, select a design that you like. The cover page will be inserted at the beginning of your document. The Drawing Tools ribbon will open to allow you to customize the look of the cover page.
Of course, you're not limited to the cover pages included with Word. You can customize the preinstalled designs. You can also save your own cover pages in the Cover Page gallery.

Saving a Cover Page to the Cover Page Gallery
  1. Select your entire cover page in the Word window
  2. On the Insert ribbon, in the Pages group, click Cover Page
  3. Click Save Selection to Cover Page Gallery…
Removing a Cover Page from Your Document

You can also remove a cover page if you want to insert a different one or if you decide you don't want a cover page at all.
  1. On the Insert ribbon, in the Pages group, click Cover Page
  2. Click Remove the Current Cover Page