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Tip: This snappiness is designed to help you keep your screen tidy, but if you want to stiﬂe your toolbars’
social tendencies, press Shift as you drag them.
You can also reshape your toolbar by resizing it as if it were a window: just drag the
diagonally striped area in the lower-right corner, as shown in Figure 17-1.
Showing Other Toolbars
Excel, PowerPoint, and Word each come with a toolbar or two that pop up when the
program opens, but that’s just the beginning. In fact, Word has 24 toolbars,
PowerPoint has 17, and Excel has 23, each dedicated to a certain purpose (such as
graphics work, Web design, or reviewing comments). Some toolbars appear auto-
matically when you use a related command or open a corresponding editing area.
Others you can summon or dismiss as you need them.
You can go about opening and closing toolbars in any of three ways:
• Control-click the More Buttons toolbar icon (usually at the far right or bottom
edge of an open toolbar or palette), or Control-click an empty area on any open
toolbar or palette. As shown in Figure 17-1, you get a pop-up menu of what
Microsoft considers to be the most useful toolbars. Choose the name of the one
you’d like to open or close.
• Choose from the View→Toolbars submenu. Here again, you see over a dozen of
the most important toolbars.
• Choose Tools→Customize, and then click the Toolbars tab. Now you see a list of
all of the toolbars, even the obscure ones. Click a checkbox to make the corre-
sponding toolbar appear or disappear instantly. (Because you don’t even have to
close the dialog box between experiments, this is the fastest way to have a quick
look at all the available toolbars.) Click OK to close the dialog box.
Bottom, middle: The toolbar
turns into an outline as you
drag its reshaping corner. As
you drag diagonally, it goes
from a vertical toolbar to
various incarnations of a
rectangle, and ﬁnally to a
horizontal toolbar—or the other
Top: If you Control-click any
empty gray space in a toolbar,
you get a pop-up menu listing
all toolbars. Choose a toolbar
name to make it appear or