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Special Edition Using® Microsoft® Office Word 2003 by Bill Camarda

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Customizing Toolbars and Menus

You can thoroughly customize any menu or toolbar to include exactly the commands you want, and you can create new menus or toolbars for any purpose you choose.

NOTE

Throughout the Customize dialog box, Microsoft calls menus “menu bars.” We'll use the same terminology throughout this section.

The techniques for customizing both menu bars and toolbars are very similar, though not always identical. This isn't surprising, because under the hood, Word menu bars and toolbars are interchangeable. (The proof? If you so desire, you can place buttons on menu bars and menu commands on toolbars.)

In the following sections, we introduce the techniques you need to know to customize any menu bar or toolbar. You'll first discover ...

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