Importing and Exporting ribbon customization settings

Office 2016
From time to time you need to change a computer or laptop no matter what, e.g., a breakdown or upgrade. To keep the habitual work environment, you need to backup and restore personal ribbon customizations.

Exporting ribbon customizations

To export ribbon customization settings, do the following:

   1.   Open the Microsoft Office application Options dialog box by doing one of the following:

  • On the File tab, click Options:
    Microsoft Office application 2016 Options

    In the *** Options dialog box, select the Customize Ribbon tab:

    Microsoft Office application 2016 Customize Ribbon
  • Right-click any button on the ribbon and choose Customize the Ribbon...:
    Customize the Ribbon in popup menu Microsoft Office application 2016

   2.   In the bottom right side, click the Import/Export button:

Import/Exceport in Microsoft Office application 2016

   3.   Form the Import/Export dropdown list, select Export all customizations:

Export all customizations in Microsoft Office application 2016

   4.   In the File Save dialog box:

  • Type the filename and location if needed. You can save the file to a USB flash drive or a network location that is accessible on both PCs/laptops.
  • Click Save.

   5.   Click OK to close the *** Options dialog box.

Importing ribbon customizations

Note: The importing customizations will wipe out any customization settings of the new environment, so make sure there are no customizations that you want to keep, or you can’t reproduce.

To import customization from the file, do the following:

   1.   Open the Microsoft Office application Options dialog box.

   2.   In the bottom right side, click the Import/Export button.

   3.   From the Import/Export dropdown list, select Import all customizations:

Import all customizations in Microsoft Office application 2016

   4.   Select the customization file and click Open.

   5.   In the Microsoft Office message dialog box, click Yes:

Microsoft Office message 2016

   6.   Click OK to close the *** Options dialog box.

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