Creating Toolbars

If the commands you use most are scattered across several built-in toolbars, creating a toolbar of your favorite commands might be the best solution. You can also use the Organizer to copy an existing toolbar as a template.

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To create a new toolbar, follow these steps:

1 Click Tools, Customize, Toolbars. The Customize dialog box appears. Click the Toolbars tab and then click New.

In the New Toolbar dialog box, type the name of the toolbar you're creating.

Click OK.

The toolbar name appears in the toolbars list in the Customize dialog box, and the empty toolbar appears onscreen (see Figure 26-3).

- Empty floating toolbar

Your new toolbar is added to the list.

Figure 26-3. As soon as you name your new toolbar, it appears onscreen, ready to accept command buttons.

In the Customize dialog box, click the Commands tab. Click the category of the command you want to add.

Drag the command you want to add from the command list to its location on the new toolbar.

The command appears on the toolbar.

Repeat Steps 6-7 for all the command buttons you want to add to your new toolbar (see Figure 26-4).

The commands on a single toolbar can be from different categories.

Figure 26-4. You can create a toolbar with the commands in any category you use frequently.

Figure 26-4. You can create a toolbar with the commands in any category you use frequently.

You can use the Organizer to make a copy of a toolbar so you can modify it to meet your needs. Because Microsoft Project saves toolbars and menus in the global template by default, you must copy the toolbar to your active project, rename it, and then copy the new toolbar back into the global template for editing.

For more information about the global template, see Chapter 28, "Standardizing Projects Using Templates."

To use an existing toolbar as a template for a new toolbar, do the following:

1 Click Tools, Organizer.

2 In the Organizer dialog box, click the Toolbars tab.

Elements in the global template appear on the left side of the dialog box.

3 In the list for the global template, click the name of the toolbar you want to use as a template.

4 Click Copy to copy the toolbar to your active project.

5 Click the toolbar you just copied to the list for your active project and then click Rename.

6 In the Rename dialog box, type a unique name for the toolbar.

7 Click Copy again to copy the renamed toolbar back to the global template.

8 Click the toolbar in the list for your active project and then click Delete so the toolbar appears only in the global template list.

9 To change your new toolbar, follow the steps in the section "Customizing Toolbars" earlier in this chapter on page 818.

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