Most users know that right-clicking a menu or toolbar displays a list of available toolbars. Displaying the Customize dialog box is just as easy, if you know the right click!
Just about everyone knows that you can display a list of toolbars by right-clicking any menu or toolbar. I guess I'm showing my age to confess that I've been using that trick for years. The truth is, I don't mind admitting that I'm an old dog, but in complete defiance of the adage—I can learn new tricks. (My problem is remembering them!) Recently, I learned that double-clicking a menu or toolbar also works a bit of quick magic. Doing so displays the Customize dialog box. I found this little gem completely by accident and I wondered… how come I don't know about this???? It's not a huge insight, but does just goes to show that the Office suite still has a few surprises, even for us old dogs who think we've already seen it all. The next time you run across a new tip, by accident or not — share it with us!
Susan Sales Harkins is an IT consultant, specializing in desktop solutions. Previously, she was editor in chief for The Cobb Group, the world's largest publisher of technical journals.