Change the size, shape, or location of a toolbar

Microsoft Office toolbars are designed to be both conveniently located and out of the way, but you may prefer to move the toolbars to a location that suits you better. You can move a toolbar to different parts of the screen, and you can also resize a docked toolbar and reshape a floating toolbar.

What do you want to do?

Move a toolbar

Resize a docked toolbar

Reshape a floating toolbar

Move a toolbar

You can move a toolbar to a location where you consider it both convenient and out of the way. A toolbar can be docked to the top, bottom, or side of the screen, or it can float.

  • To move a docked toolbar, drag the move handle  Change the size, shape, or location of a toolbar

  • To move a floating toolbar, drag the toolbar by its title bar to the new location.

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Resize a docked toolbar

When two or more toolbars are docked together on the same row, they may overlap. You can make one toolbar smaller to see more of the commands on the other toolbar.

  • To resize a docked toolbar that is on the same row with another toolbar, drag the move handle  Change the size, shape, or location of a toolbar

    Note: You cannot resize a docked toolbar that is on a row by itself.

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Reshape a floating toolbar

You can change the shape of a floating toolbar (or menu bar). The same buttons or menus remain on the toolbar when you change its shape.

  1. To reshape a floating toolbar, point to any edge of the toolbar.

  2. When the pointer changes to a  Vertical double-headed arrow cursor image  , drag the edge of the toolbar to reshape it.

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