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

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Changing the Appearance of Toolbar Buttons and Menu Items

You may occasionally want to change the text or image used in your toolbar buttons or menu items. In the following sections, you'll learn how.

Changing the Text of a Menu Command or Toolbar Button

Many of the commands you can add to a menu bar or toolbar have descriptions that are quite lengthy: for instance, names of styles, or typefaces. Left alone, they can take up too much space on a toolbar, or make a menu bar clumsier to use. In some instances—such as macro names—the labels Word assigns can be difficult to understand.

By default, if you place a command on a toolbar, Word will use a toolbar button for that command if one exists. But in many cases, no toolbar button exists. Of course, ...

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