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Quick Access Toolbar for Easy Navigation in Microsoft Project

I recently delivered a webcast to MPUG members in which I referenced my Quick Access Toolbar sample. I find it extremely helpful for better navigation and resource management with Microsoft Project 2010. My Quick Access Toolbar will allow you to start your own standard toolbar, which you can share with your entire organization. Just send them this link.

Steps to importing the Quick Access Toolbar

1. Move the Quick Access Toolbar below the ribbon and customize. This will allow you to view more of your favorite commands.Right-click on the Quick Access Toolbar and select Show Quick Access Toolbar Below the ribbon.

Quick Access Toolbar for Easy Navigation in Microsoft Project

2. Download the Jacques Quick Access Toolbar.exportedUI here.

3. Export your current Quick Access Toolbar settings if desired. Exporting will create a file with the extension ‘.exportedUI’ – you can put this on your desktop or other preferred location.To export,cick on the Customize the Ribbon option and then click the Import/Export button and choose Export.

4. Import the Jacques Quick Access Toolbar. Click on the Customize the Ribbon… option and then click the Import/Export button and choose Import.

5. Navigate to the Jacques Quick Access Toolbar.exportedUI file that you downloaded in step two above. You will be prompted to”Replace all existing Ribbon and Quick Access Toolbar customizations for this program.”

Quick Access Toolbar for Easy Navigation in Microsoft Project


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Written by Jacques Goupil

Jacques Goupil, PMP, MCP, MCTS, is the Business Development Managing  Director at PPM Works, Inc.,  a consultancy focused on delivering project, portfolio, and business management solutions. He has been implementing Microsoft Project solutions since 1998 and has over 15 years of professional experience in project management software design, implementation, and development.  Coming from a Program Management background, Jacques has successfully implemented PMOs at many Top 50 firms and he shares his experience and knowledge as a guest speaker and panelist at several industry conferences (including the Microsoft Project Conference, PMI Conferences, and the Project Summit).  He was selected by Microsoft as the Lead SME for the Microsoft Certification Exam, Managing Projects and is a Certification Instructor Microsoft Project Users Group.  He is currently on the Board of Directors at the Boston YMCA and two Microsoft Project Users Group Chapters.  Jacques motto is ‘Health and Family first’ and he shares his passion as a community volunteer and family advocate.  He is currently training for the 2014 Boston Marathon (his 14th Boston).  Most recently Jacques delivered a full credit Professional Development Day for PMI and presented at Project Summit 2013 on topics including Project Server 2013, Project Online, as well as PMO Development.  Connect to his professional network or send him an e-mail at: Jacques.Goupil@ppmworks.com.

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