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Lesson 2. Getting to Know the Work Area > Customizing the toolbars

Customizing the toolbars

Toolbars can be hidden, expanded, moved into the document or navigation pane, separated, and docked. You can customize your toolbars to put the ones you use most frequently together in the most convenient location.

To hide a toolbar, with the hand tool () selected, choose Window > Toolbars, and choose a name of a toolbar (such as Basic Tools) from the pop-up menu. A checkmark appears next to the name of any toolbar that is currently visible. Try hiding and showing different toolbar combinations.

You can also show or hide a toolbar by right-clicking (Windows) or Control-clicking (Mac OS) in the toolbar area, and then selecting the toolbar name from the pop-up menu.

To move a toolbar, drag it by the separator bar. Release the mouse button when the toolbar is located in its new position. Try dragging a toolbar to another location in the toolbar area or into the document pane. For example, drag a toolbar from the upper row to the lower row. Then drag the bar back to its original location and reattach it. (If you drag a toolbar into the document pane or navigation pane and position it vertically, the separator bar is positioned at the top of the toolbar.)

Drag a toolbar (by the separator bar) to the navigation pane or document pane. Now drag a second toolbar on top of the floating toolbar to combine them in a single floating window.

Change the orientation of floating toolbars by right-clicking (Windows) or Control-clicking (Mac OS) within the toolbar area. Choose Horizontal, One Column, or Two Column.



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