Customize toolbars and menus

Do any of the following:

Show or hide a toolbar

  • On the View menu, point to Toolbars, and then click the toolbar that you want to show or hide.

    Notes: 

    • Currently visible toolbars have a check mark next to the toolbar name.

    • When you open an Office application, the same toolbars appear that were visible the last time that you used the application.

    • If the buttons on the Standard toolbar are not visible, click Show/hide Standard toolbar button located on the far right of the toolbar. If you are using Office on Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion), this button does not appear on the Standard toolbar.

Dock or float a toolbar

You can dock some toolbars directly under the Standard toolbar. If a toolbar is "floating" (not docked), you can position it where you want it on the screen.

  1. On the View menu, point to Toolbars, and then click Customize Toolbars and Menus.

  2. Click the Toolbars and Menus tab.

    The Show column indicates the toolbars that are currently visible.

  3. Under Dock, select or clear the check box for the toolbar that you want.

    Notes: 

    • If a toolbar does not have a Dock check box, it cannot be docked under the Standard toolbar. However, you can manually drag any floating toolbar up to the Menu bar to dock it there.

    • The Standard toolbar, if it shows, must be docked.

Add or remove buttons or commands from a toolbar or the menu bar

  1. On the View menu, point to Toolbars, and then click Customize Toolbars and Menus.

  2. Click the Toolbars and Menus tab.

  3. Select the Show check box for the toolbar that you want to change.

  4. Click the Commands tab.

  5. Under Categories, click a category.

  6. Do one of the following:

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Add a command to a toolbar or the menu bar

Under Commands, drag a command from the Commands list to where you want to add it to the toolbar or the menu bar.

Remove a command from a toolbar or the menu bar

On the toolbar or the menu bar, drag the command off the toolbar.

Customize the name or appearance of a menu command or a toolbar button

  1. On the View menu, point to Toolbars, and then click Customize Toolbars and Menus.

  2. Click the Toolbars and Menus tab.

  3. Under Show, select the check box for the toolbar that contains the button or menu command that you want to change.

  4. Under Dock, clear the check box for the toolbar that contains the button or menu command that you want to change.

    Important: You can change the properties of toolbar buttons or menu commands only when the toolbar is not docked. You cannot change the properties for buttons or menu commands on the Standard toolbar.

  5. On the toolbar or the menu bar, double-click the button or command that you want to change.

  6. Make the changes that you want.

See also

Use reference tools

Turn on Accessibility options

Customize the ribbon

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