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Work with the keyboard

Toolbar submenu opening from the View menu

The Toolbar submenu in an Office program. The checkmarks indicate which toolbars are open.

Each Office program has a variety of toolbars available but starts with only some of them open by default—normally the Standard and Formatting toolbars. You can view a list of the names of the various toolbars on the Toolbar submenu, which can be opened by selecting Toolbars on the View menu.

Another way of opening the Toolbar submenu is to have the focus on the menu bar or any of the toolbars, and then press SHIFT+F10.

The toolbars that are open, or active, are indicated by a checkmark next to the toolbar name. Whatever toolbars are active when you close a program will be active the next time you open that Office program.

The buttons on toolbars are grouped by the type of command that they initiate. For instance, all of the buttons that format text will be found on the Formatting toolbar.

If a toolbar has a two chevrons pointing to the right Button image, it means that there are more buttons on that toolbar that can't be seen due to the window size. You can either enlarge the program window or select the button with the chevron on it to see the rest of the buttons.

Note     It can be very useful to customize toolbars by adding and removing buttons or to create a custom toolbar. However, this is beyond the scope of this lesson and will be covered in Customize your toolbars and menus.

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