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Customize your toolbars and menus

Word showing the Standard, Formatting, and Tables and Borders toolbars

Callout 1 Docked Formatting toolbar.
Callout 2 Vertically docked Standard toolbar. The default position is horizontal.
Callout 3 Floating Tables and Borders toolbar.

Toolbars can be either docked at the edge of a window or floating. In the picture on the left, the Formatting toolbar is docked at the top of the window, the Standard toolbar is docked at the left side, and the Tables and Borders toolbar is floating.

The easiest form of customization is to move toolbars. You can move toolbars around the screen to have them in the place that you find most convenient. To move a toolbar, click the toolbar handle Handle image on a docked toolbar, or the title bar on a floating toolbar, then drag to the new location. When you drag a toolbar to the edge of the program window, it becomes a docked toolbar. You will try this in the practice session.

More than one toolbar can be docked alongside another one in the same row. But with the larger toolbars, some of the buttons will disappear. Don't worry, the buttons are still available. If the Toolbar Options button at the right end of the toolbar has chevrons on it, then there are more buttons available than can be shown. If you want all of the buttons visible, you can move the toolbar to a different position.

The Toolbar Options button is at the right side of a toolbar. It appears in three different guises:

Button image On a docked toolbar when all buttons are visible.

Button image With chevrons on a docked toolbar indicating more buttons are available.

Button image On a floating toolbar in the title bar next to the Close button.

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