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1. Word Under the Hood > 1. Tweak the Interface

Tweak the Interface

Take charge of toolbars, menus, and screen real estate with a few trips to the Tools menu.

Simple adjustments to the Word environment can save you lots of time. The gateway to tweaking your toolbars and menus is the ToolsCustomize command, which brings up the dialog shown in Figure 1-1. Whenever this dialog is active, your menus and toolbars no longer perform their regular duties—they become adjustable elements of the interface that can be moved, modified, renamed, or even deleted.

The Customize dialog lets you quickly customize your workspace
Figure 1-1. The Customize dialog lets you quickly customize your workspace

The big kahuna of the Customize dialog is the Commands tab, which we’ll explore in the following two sections. But the other two tabs, Options and Toolbars, are also important for understanding—and hacking—Word.


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