Where is File, Exit?


July 12, 2021 - by Bill Jelen

Where is File, Exit?

Problem: What happened to the old Exit command?

Strategy: Although Exit is missing from the File menu in 2013-2019, you can use Alt+F, X to invoke the Exit command. Or, add Exit to the Quick Access Toolbar.


  • 1. The top-left corner of Excel contains a tiny strip with icons for AutoSave, Save, Undo, and Redo. Right-click that strip and choose Customize Quick Access Toolbar.

  • 2. The top left dropdown starts with Popular Commands. Open that dropdown and choose All Commands. You now have an alphabetical list of 2400+ commands.

  • 3. Scroll through the list to find Exit. When you find your command, click the command. Click the Add>> button in the center of the screen to add the command to the Quick Access Toolbar.



Bill Jelen is the author / co-author of:
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