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Visio® 2007 Bible by Bonnie Biafore

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Chapter 36. Customizing Toolbars and Menus

IN THIS CHAPTER

  • Adding, removing, and rearranging menu and toolbar entries

  • Adding menus to toolbars and menus

  • Creating toolbars and menus

  • Renaming toolbars and menus

  • Grouping commands

  • Modifying the appearance of entries

  • Creating your own button images

Like the user interface for most applications, Visio menus, toolbars, and keyboard shortcuts provide easy access to commonly used commands. By default, Visio tries to help by displaying the commands you use most frequently and hiding the ones you don't. If you don't care for hand-holding, you can show full menus at all times.

Although many people never venture beyond the standard menus and toolbars that Visio offers, it's actually easy to set up menus and toolbars that display only the commands you want in the order you prefer. If the keyboard is your tool of choice, you can assign keyboard shortcuts so you can execute commands without switching between keyboard and mouse.

This chapter shows you how to customize menus and toolbars to include the commands you use frequently. You will learn how to modify button images on toolbars and specify menu and toolbar options. In addition, you'll learn how to create keyboard shortcuts to increase your productivity.

Customizing Toolbars and Menus

Working with drawings, you don't want to give up screen space—particularly to display commands that you don't use. By customizing existing toolbars and menus or creating your own, you can minimize the space that toolbars ...

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