How To Add Spelling and Grammar to Quick Access Toolbar in Word

Need quick access to spelling and grammar tools? Here is how you can add Spelling and Grammar to the Quick Access toolbar in Word.

Microsoft’s Word has some of the best spelling and grammar tools compared to other word processing applications. Though not as robust as Grammarly, the built-in spell checker and grammar tools are pretty good and let you avoid common pitfalls. In addition to the Spell Checker and Grammar tools, Word also has Autocorrect that can automatically correct commonly misspelled words.

Generally, Word automatically corrects and highlights spelling and grammar mistakes as you type. However, there might be situations where you need to trigger the grammar and spell check manually. This is especially true if you turned off the automatic spell and grammar check.

In those cases, rather than going through a maze of menus in Word, you can add the Spelling and Grammar option or icon to the quick access toolbar. If you don’t know, the Quick Access toolbar appears to the top-left corner of the window and provides quick access to specific Word features. Since you can customize the Quick Access toolbar, it is pretty easy to add the Spelling and Grammar option.

Without ado, I will show you how to add the Spelling and Grammar option to the Quick Access toolbar in Word. Just follow the steps as directed, and it will be done in no time.

Add Spelling and Grammar to Quick Access toolbar in Word

Follow these steps to add the Spelling and Grammar to the Quick Access toolbar in Word.

  1. Open the Word application.
  2. Click on “File.”
  3. Click “Options” on the sidebar.
  4. Select “Quick Access Toolbar” on the sidebar.
  5. Select “Spelling & Grammar” from the first column.
  6. Click the “Add” button.
  7. Click the “Ok” button.
  8. With that, you will see the new “Spelling & Grammar” icon on the Quick Access toolbar.

First, open the Word application. You can do that by searching for “Word” in the Start menu or opening any Word document. After opening Word, click on the “File” option on the ribbon menu and then click on “Options” on the sidebar.

open word options

In the Options window, click on the “Quick Access Toolbar” option on the sidebar. This is the tab that lets you customize the options on the Quick Access Toolbar.

open quick access toolbar

Once you are here, find and select “Spelling & Grammar” from the first column. Next, click the “Add” button. As soon as you do that, the “Spelling & Grammar” option appears in the second column. Finally, click the “Ok” button to save changes.

add spelling and grammar to quick access toolbar
confirm addition

From now on, you will see the new “Spelling & Grammar” option on the Quick Access toolbar. Whenever you want to check spelling or grammar mistakes in a document, click the icon, and Word will do that job for you.

spelling & grammar in quick access toolbar

That is all. It is that simple to add Spelling and Grammar to the Quick Access toolbar in Word.

I hope that helps.

If you are stuck or need some help, comment below, and I will try to help as much as possible.

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