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How to Use Quick Access Toolbar for Smoother E-learning Course Development?

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How to Use Quick Access Toolbar for Smoother E-learning Course Development?

Last evening, I had to cook dinner for my guests. I had some of the ingredients in the fridge, some in the shelf, some were in the bag that I just bought from the market, and the vessels were in different sections of the vessel rack. While cooking the first dish, I started running around for ingredients every time I needed one. I thought I will not be able to complete cooking before my guests arrived. Before cooking the second dish, I gathered all the necessary ingredients at one place. After completing, I noticed that the process for cooking the second dish went quite smooth and took less time than the first.

Similarly, while developing an online course using a rapid authoring tool like Articulate Storyline, e-learning developers cannot find all the options or features at one place. Every option is put under a different category or tab. For example, the option to Insert Image is under the Insert tab; the option to edit the Slide Master is under the View tab; and the option to edit the slide size (Story Size) is under the Design tab.

Sometimes, we may feel frustrated to click on various tabs to access different options. We may want them to be at one place for quicker access to reduce development time.

Articulate Storyline provides you with one such option called Quick Access Toolbar at the top left corner of its interface. It is similar to the quick access toolbar in Microsoft Word or PowerPoint. You can use this Quick Access Toolbar to display the necessary options for easy and quick access.

Save undo and redo

By default, it consists of Save, Undo, and Redo options; and, with the arrow adjacent to these options, you can easily remove them from the Quick Access Toolbar by unchecking them.

Customize quick access toolbar

But, to add or remove other options, you need to use a different method.

Today, in this blog, let us know how to add options to the Quick Access Toolbar and remove them. For instance, let us see how to add the Insert Picture option to the Quick Access Toolbar.

Adding Options to the Quick Access Toolbar 

Step 01:

Click Insert tab.

Click insert tab

Step 02:

Right-click on the option you would like to add to the Quick Access Toolbar. In this case, it is the Insert Picture option.

Insert picture option

Step 03:

Select Add to Quick Access Toolbar from the list that appears when you right click on the option.

Select remove from quick access toolbar

You can see that a small picture icon is added to the Quick Access Toolbar.

Picture icon added to quick access tool bar

Similarly, you can add as many options as you want to the Quick Access Toolbar such as Align, Slide Master, Insert shapes, captions, characters etc.

Other customizations in quick access toolbar

Now, let us know how to remove the added options.

Removing options from the Quick Access Toolbar

Step01:

Right-click on the option/icon you want to remove from the Quick Access Toolbar.

Picture icon added to quick access tool bar

Step02:

Select Remove from Quick Access Toolbar from the list that appears when you right click on the icon.

Select remove from quick access toolbar

You can see that the icon is removed from the Quick Access Toolbar.

That’s it! This how we can add the required options to the Quick Access Toolbar and remove them when not necessary.

So, what are you waiting for? Start adding the options that you access often to the Quick Access Toolbar and save your development time.

Hope you find this tip helpful. Please share your thoughts through your valuable comments.

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