4.1.10. Toolbar

The Toolbar provides quick access to many frequently used functions of the program. It is divided into several smaller toolbars, which can be individually turned on or off by clicking on ViewToolbars. If you point the mouse cursor on a toolbar button, a description of this button will pop up, and a more detailed description will appear at the bottom of the main window on the Status Bar.

Customizing the toolbar

You can change the arrangement of the toolbar buttons by clicking on ViewToolbarsCustomize. This will bring up the Customize Toolbar Dialog:

The Customize Toolbar Dialog

Figure 4.24. The Customize Toolbar Dialog

Once you are in the customize mode, you can drag individual buttons off a toolbar, or drag them to different toolbars. You can also click on the Commands section of the dialog, and drag individual commands from the dialog onto a toolbar.

Quick customize

You can quickly rearrange toolbar buttons by holding the ALT key and moving buttons with the mouse to a different toolbar, or drag them off a toolbar. To restore your toolbar, bring up the Toolbar Customize Dialog, click on the Toolbars tab, and click on Reset All.

Large buttons and text labels

The toolbar appearance can be customized on the Options tab of the Customize Toolbar Dialog. You can choose to display large icons and/or text labels. Here is an example of this:

Toolbar with large icons and text labels

Figure 4.25. Toolbar with large icons and text labels

When the Customize Toolbar Dialog is open, you can also change the appearance of individual buttons by right-clicking on them.

Toolbar Profiles

The Profile List on the toolbar contains several predefined toolbar arrangements that you can activate by clicking on one of the entries in the list.