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Customizing the property bar

You have control over the placement and content of the property bar. You can move the property bar anywhere on screen. Placing it inside the application window creates a floating property bar. Placing it on any of the four sides of the application window docks it, making it part of the window border.

When moving, docking, or undocking the property bar, you use the grab area of the property bar, which is the same as the grab area of a toolbar. For more information about the grab area, see “Customizing toolbars.”

You can also set up a custom property bar by adding, removing, and rearranging toolbar items. This lets you customize what appears on the property bar when you choose various tools. For example, when the Text tool is active, you can have the property bar display additional commands for text-related tasks such as increasing or decreasing font size, or changing case.


To position the property bar

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Do the following
Move the property bar
Click the property bar’s grab area, and drag the property bar to a new position.
Undock the property bar
Click the property bar’s grab area, and drag the property bar away from the edge of the application window.
Dock the property bar
Click the property bar’s grab area, and drag the property bar to any edge of the application window.


To add or remove a toolbar item on the property bar

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In the Customization list of categories, click Commands.
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Choose a command category from the top list box.
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Drag a toolbar item from the list to the property bar.
If you want to remove an item from the property bar, drag the toolbar item icon off the property bar.

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The new item is displayed on the property bar for the active tool or task. When the property bar content changes, the item is not displayed. The new item is displayed again when the related tool or task is activated.

To rearrange toolbar items on the property bar

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In the Customization list of categories, click Commands.
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Drag the toolbar item icon to a new position on the property bar.

Customizing the property bar