Word 2007: Add TOC shortcut to QAT

April 2, 2010

If you have a long Word 2007 document and need to go back and forth to the Table of Contents (TOC), you can add a ‘Go to TOC’ icon to the Quick Access Toolbar (QAT). Here’s how:

  1. Click the drop-down arrow next to the Quick Access Toolbar (QAT).
  2. Select More commands.
  3. In the Choose commands from drop-down list, select Commands Not in the Ribbon.
  4. Scroll down the list and select Go to TOC.
  5. Click Add.
  6. Click OK.

Your new Go to TOC icon is now on the QAT ready for you to use from any place in your document:

[Thanks to Grant H on the Lone Writers SIG of STC for sharing this tip]


  1. For Word 2003 (maybe others):

    Click link in TOC
    Alt+”left arrow” returns to the TOC

    This functions the same as the back button in a web browser (same keystrokes too) and will return you to the last link that was clicked. In this case it would return you to the TOC.

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