At times, while working on an Excel sheet, we run into a situation where we require the use of Windows Calculator to perform quick calculations. The calculations do not necessarily require a special formula but a simple arithmetic operation. The need for a shortcut to the utility (Calculator) for quick access is often felt at such times. The Quick Access Toolbar in Excel is one place where all your shortcuts can be placed comfortably. The toolbar is used for storing shortcuts to frequently used features in Excel. Windows calculator can be added to the ribbon interface here. Let us learn how to add Windows Calculator to Excel Quick Access Toolbar.
Add Windows Calculator to Excel Quick Access Toolbar
The Windows Calculator, which by default is present under Windows 11/10 is efficient for basic counting. If you want to perform special calculations with functions, the tool is not ideal. For that, Calculator in Excel is the right tool. It has a lot of functionality like Standard / Scientific / Programmer / Statistics Calculator. It also does the Unit Conversion / Date Calculation efficiently.
For adding Windows Calculator to the Excel Toolbar, follow the following steps.
Move the mouse cursor to the upper left-hand corner of your Excel sheet and look for the drop-down arrow. Click the down arrow of the Quick Access Toolbar and select More Commands from the drop-down menu.
Instantly, Excel Options dialog box will be displayed. Under Choose Commands From section, hit the drop-down arrow and look for the ‘Commands not in the Ribbon’ option.
In the below window, scroll till you come across the ‘Calculator’ and hit the ‘Add’ button.
Finally, you will notice the calculator icon added in the right-hand pane. Now, press the ‘OK’ button.
That’s it! Calculator label should appear under the toolbar for quick access.
The same procedure also applies to earlier versions of Excel too!