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Customizing toolbars

You can customize toolbar position and display. For example, you can move or resize a toolbar, and you can choose to hide or display a toolbar.

Toolbars can be either docked or floating. Docking a toolbar attaches it to the edge of the application window. Undocking a toolbar pulls it away from the edge of the application window, so it floats and can be easily moved around.

You can create, delete, and rename custom toolbars. You can customize toolbars by adding, removing, and arranging toolbar items. You can adjust toolbar appearance by resizing buttons; adjusting the toolbar border; and displaying images, captions, or both. You can also edit toolbar button images.

When moving, docking, and undocking toolbars, you use the grab area of the toolbar.

For a
The grab area is
Docked toolbar
Identified by a dotted line at the top or left edge of the toolbar
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Floating toolbar
The title bar. If the title is not displayed, the grab area is identified by a dotted line at the top or left edge of the toolbar.
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To customize toolbar position and display

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To
Do the following
Move a toolbar
Click the toolbar’s grab area, and drag the toolbar to a new position.
Dock a toolbar
Click the toolbar’s grab area, and drag the toolbar to any edge of the application window.
Undock a toolbar
Click the toolbar’s grab area, and drag the toolbar away from the edge of the application window.
Resize a floating toolbar
Point to the edge of the toolbar and, using the two-directional arrow, drag the edge of the toolbar.
Hide or display a toolbar
Click Tools Photo Paint onestep Customizing toolbars Customization, click Command bars, and disable or enable the check box next to the toolbar name.
Reset a toolbar to its default setting
Click Tools Photo Paint onestep Customizing toolbars Customization, click Command bars, click a toolbar, and click Reset.


To add, delete, or rename a custom toolbar

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To
Do the following
Add a custom toolbar
Click Tools Photo Paint onestep Customizing toolbars Customization, click Command bars, click New, and type a name in the Command bars list. Holding down Alt + Ctrl, drag a tool or button in the application window to the new toolbar.
Delete a custom toolbar
Click Tools Photo Paint onestep Customizing toolbars Customization, click Command bars, click a toolbar, and click Delete.
Rename a custom toolbar
Click Tools Photo Paint onestep Customizing toolbars Customization, click Command bars, click a toolbar name twice, and type a new name.


To add or remove an item on a toolbar

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Click Tools Photo Paint onestep Customizing toolbars Customization.
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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 a toolbar in the application window.
If you want to remove an item from a toolbar, drag the toolbar item off the toolbar.

To arrange toolbar items

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Click Tools Photo Paint onestep Customizing toolbars Customization.
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In the Customization list of categories, click Commands.
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On the toolbar in the application window, drag the toolbar item to a new position.
If you want to move a toolbar item to another toolbar, drag the toolbar item icon from one toolbar to the other.

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You can copy a toolbar item to another toolbar by holding down Ctrl while dragging a toolbar item.

To modify toolbar appearance

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Click Tools Photo Paint onestep Customizing toolbars Customization.
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In the Customization list of categories, click Command bars.
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Click a toolbar name in the list.
If you want to choose multiple toolbars, hold down Ctrl, and click the other toolbar names.
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Choose a size from the Button list box.
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In the Border box, click an arrow to specify a value from 1 to 10 pixels for the toolbar border.
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From the Default button appearance list box, choose one of the following:
Caption below image
Caption only
Caption to right of image
Default
Image only
If you want to hide the title when the toolbar is floating, disable the Show title when toolbar is floating check box.

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You can reset a built-in toolbar to its default settings by clicking Reset.

To edit a toolbar button image

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Click Tools Photo Paint onestep Customizing toolbars Customization.
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In the Customization list of categories, click Command.
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Choose a command category from the top list box.
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Click a toolbar command.
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Click the Appearance tab.
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Edit the button image using the options in the Image area.

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When you choose either Small or Medium in the Size list box, you edit the small or medium versions of a particular button image. You cannot edit the large version of a button image. For information about how to display all buttons as small, medium, or large, see “To modify toolbar appearance.”

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You can reset toolbar button images to the default settings by clicking Restore defaults.

Customizing toolbars