Home : File Types : QAT File

.QAT File Extension

File TypeMicrosoft Office Quick Access Toolbar File

DeveloperMicrosoft
Popularity
2.5 (2 Votes)
CategorySettings Files
FormatXML

XML

This file is saved in an XML format. You can view the XML structure and contents of the file in a text editor.

What is a QAT file?

Customization file used by Microsoft Office, a document production suite; contains XML code that customizes ribbons in Microsoft Office; includes code that defines custom commands, groups, groups, tabs, etc. that make up the Microsoft Office UI.

More Information

When you make changes to the ribbon in Microsoft Word, it will not change the ribbons in the other applications of the Microsoft Office Suite. You must change the UI in each, individual program to make changes. QAT files are named according to the program they're changed in, e.g., the Microsoft Excel QAT file is named Excel.qat.

To make changes to the ribbon, select the Microsoft Office button, click the Word Options button, and click Customize. You can also just right-click the toolbar and select Customize Quick Access Toolbar.... A third and more direct method would be just to modify the XML code directly in the QAT file.

NOTE: The QAT file was replaced by the OFFICEUI file in Microsoft Office 2010. To transfer your UI customizations to Office 2010 rename the "QAT" extension to "OFFICEUI" and place the file in the appropriate program's directory.

FREE DOWNLOAD
Open over 300 file formats with File Viewer Plus.
Programs that open QAT files
Windows
Microsoft Office 2016
Mac
Microsoft Office 2016
Updated 1/21/2014

About this page

Our goal is to help you understand what a file with a *.qat suffix is and how to open it.

The Microsoft Office Quick Access Toolbar file type, file format description, and Mac and Windows programs listed on this page have been individually researched and verified by the FileInfo team. We strive for 100% accuracy and do not publish any information we have not been able to verify.

If you would like to suggest any additions or updates to this page, please let us know.