Toolbars

The term toolbars refers both to toolbars and menu bars. Toolbars provide the user with quick and convenient access to the applications' commands. Toolbars can be easily created and modified via the Customize dialog box (Figure 12-1). One of the ways to access this dialog box is to choose Tools | Customize. You can also choose View | Toolbars | Customize or right-click any toolbar and select Customize from the shortcut menu. The toolbars can contain buttons, menus, or both. The menu bar located at the top of the application window (just below its title bar) is a special type of toolbar. In addition to commands, the menu bar can contain pictures that allow the user to quickly associate the specific command with the corresponding button on the toolbar. For example, the New and Open commands in the File menu display a picture image to the left of the command. The same images can be found on the Microsoft Excel Standard toolbar.

Figure 12-1:

Using the Customize dialog box, you can manually customize menus and toolbars.

Figure 12-1:

Using the Customize dialog box, you can manually customize menus and toolbars.

The Customize dialog box consists of three tabs: Toolbars, Commands, and Options. Using the Toolbars tab, you can create a new toolbar, change the name of the existing toolbar, remove a toolbar, or reset it. The Commands tab allows you to drag new commands to the active menu or any visible toolbar. You can see the list of available commands after clicking on a particular Category. The Options tab lets you personalize your menus and toolbars by setting the size of icons, showing screen tooltips, and choosing animations. If you need a refresher on how to manipulate menus and toolbars via the Customize dialog box, see the online help. This chapter focuses on writing VBA statements and procedures to gain complete control over your application's menus and toolbars.

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