Add formatting to your document by using the Mini toolbar

When you select text, you can show or hide the handy Mini toolbar, which helps you work with fonts, alignment, text color, indenting, and bullets.

 Note   You cannot customize the Mini toolbar.

The following illustration shows the Mini toolbar when you rest your pointer on it.

Visible Mini toolbar in PowerPoint

Turn off the Mini toolbar

Which program are you using?


Word

  1. Click the Microsoft Office Button Button image, and then click Word Options.
  2. Click Popular, and then under Top options for working with Word, clear the Show Mini Toolbar on selection check box.

For more information about formatting in Word, see Formatting.

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Outlook

  1. Open a new message.
  2. Click the Microsoft Office Button Button image, and then click Editor Options.
  3. Under Working with Outlook and other Microsoft Office programs, clear the Show Mini Toolbar on selection check box.

Learn to change e-mail appearance in Demo: Add creativity to your e-mail.

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Excel

  1. Click the Microsoft Office Button Button image, and then click Excel Options.
  2. Click Popular, and then under Top options for working with Excel, clear the Show Mini Toolbar on selection check box.

Learn about editing data, formatting, and tables on Worksheet and Excel table basics.

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PowerPoint

  1. Click the Microsoft Office Button Button image, and then click PowerPoint Options.
  2. Click Popular, and then under Top options for working with PowerPoint, clear the Show Mini Toolbar on selection check box.

You can learn more about formatting in PowerPoint on Format slides or presentations.

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Applies to:
Access 2007, Excel 2007, Outlook 2007, PowerPoint 2007, Word 2007