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Microsoft Word Help with step-by-step on how to add or remove a toolbar. Also learn to create your own toolbar.

Find out how to designate your own toolbars which is well worth your while if you are a speed demon who likes to get work done fast.

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Rearranging the Toolbars
Displaying Other Toolbars
Choosing which Buttons Appear on Toolbars
Creating your Own Toolbar

Creating Your Own Toolbar

Microsoft Word help you to also create a new toolbar with your favorite buttons on it. If you want, you can even create toolbar buttons for styles, fonts, AutoText entries, and macros.

To create your own toolbar, follow these steps:

1. Choose Tools from the menu bar and select Customize, or right-click a toolbar and choose Customize from the shortcut menu to see the Customize dialog box.
2. Click the Toolbars tab.
  Microsoft Word Help: customize toolbars dialog box
3. Click the New button. The New Toolbar dialog box appears.
  Microsoft Word Help: New Toolbar dialog box
4. Type a name for your toolbar in the Toolbar Name box. The name you type here will appear on the View Toolbars submenu.
5. If necessary, choose a template in the Make Toolbar Available To drop-down list.
6. Click OK.

Microsoft Word help by showing a tiny toolbar with the name you entered appears on the screen.
  Microsoft Word Help: design new toolbar
7. Double-click the title bar of your new toolbar to move it to the top of the screen, where the other toolbars are.
8. Click the Commands tab in the Customize dialog box.
9. In the Categories box, find and click the category in which the command, style, font, macro, or AutoText entry you want to put on a toolbar.
10. To add a button, drag an item from the Commands box right onto your new toolbar.
11. After you've added all the buttons, drag them where you want them to stand on the toolbar.
12. If you've added styles or fonts, you may want to shorten their names to make them fit better on the toolbar.

To do that, right-click the button whose name you want to shorten and enter a new name in the Name text box.
13. When your toolbar is just the way you want it, click Close.

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Q: How do I get rid of the new toolbar?

Microsoft Word help you where
you can always delete a toolbar you make yourself.

TOOLS CUSTOMIZE, or right-click a toolbar and choose Customize, to get the Customize dialog box.

Then click the TOOLBARS tab,
click the toolbar you want to extinguish
(self made toolbars are at the bottom of the list),
and click the DELETE BUTTON.
Click OK when Word asks if you really want to go through with it.
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See also...
See also... Rearranging Toolbars | Displaying Other Toolbars
Choose which Buttons Appear on Toolbars
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