Rename a toolbar, command, or button

ShowRename a custom toolbar

You can rename any custom toolbar (toolbar: A bar with buttons and options that you use to carry out commands. To display a toolbar, press ALT and then SHIFT+F10.) that you have created; however, you cannot rename a built-in toolbar (built-in toolbar: In Access 2003 and earlier, a toolbar that is part of the user interface whenit is installed on your computer. In contrast, a custom toolbar is one that you create for your own database application.) that comes with Microsoft Office.

  1. On the View menu, point to Toolbars, and then click Customize.
  2. Click the Toolbars tab.
  3. In the Toolbars box, click the custom toolbar you want to rename.
  4. Click Rename.
  5. Type a new name in the Toolbar name box, and then press ENTER.

ShowRename a menu

  1. On the View menu, point to Toolbars, and then click Customize.
  2. With the Customize dialog box open, right-click the menu you want to rename, type the new name in the Name box on the shortcut menu, and then press ENTER.
  3. On the Customize dialog box, click Close.

ShowRename a custom shortcut menu

  1. On the View menu, point to Toolbars, and then click Customize.
  2. On the Toolbars tab, click Properties.
  3. In the Selected Toolbar box, click the shortcut menu you want to rename.
  4. In the Toolbar Name box, type the new name.

ShowRename a menu command or toolbar button

  1. Make sure the toolbar (toolbar: A bar with buttons and options that you use to carry out commands. To display a toolbar, press ALT and then SHIFT+F10.) you want to change is visible.

ShowHow?

  1. On the View menu, point to Toolbars.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • Click the toolbar you want to display.
    • To view more toolbars, click Customize. In the Customize dialog box, click the Toolbars tab, and then select the check box for the toolbar you want to display. Click Close.
  1. On the Tools menu, click Customize.
  2. Do one of the following:

 Note   If the toolbar button doesn't display text, you won't see the name change except when you view the ScreenTip (ScreenTip: A short description that appears when the user holds the mouse pointer over an object, such as a button or hyperlink.) by resting the mouse pointer on the button.

 
 
Applies to:
Access 2003