Save time with custom ribbons in Excel [tutorial]
We spend a lot of time in Excel navigating between various ribbon tabs and clicking buttons. Wouldn’t it be better if you can combine all the frequently used features in to one ribbon? Something like this:
Watch below video to learn how to create, edit & share custom ribbons in Excel.
Read companion article on how to create custom ribbons in Excel to know more.
Create custom ribbons in Excel to save time – how to video
You can watch this video on our YouTube Channel too.
More tips on Excel productivity
- Switch between ribbon tabs with scroll button on your mouse
- Adding your own macros to Excel ribbon
- CP024 – Customize Excel to boost your productivity
- 25 productivity tips & tricks for analysts
Do you use custom ribbons? Share your ribbon screenshots in the comments
My top 3 customizations when it comes to Excel are,
- Add frequently used features to Quick Access Toolbar (QAT)
- Pin frequent locations to File menu
- Create personal macros and add them to ribbon (or QAT)
What about you? Do you use custom ribbons? If so, please share a screenshot of your ribbon in the comments. To share your ribbon screenshot, follow below steps:
- Open Excel and activate your custom ribbon
- Press Print Screen
- Open MS Paint (or any other image editor) and press CTRL+V to paste the screenshot
- Crop it so only your ribbon is showing
- Save the file as myribbon.png (or any other name with .PNG extension)
- Upload the image to a free image hosting service like imgur or tinypic or flickr
- Post the URL in the comments for this post, along with what a brief explanation of your ribbon does.
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