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VII. Appendixes > B. Customizing Excel

Appendix B. Customizing Excel

Excel is very good about letting you have it your way. Thanks to a generous helping of customization options—which let you do everything from tweak your toolbars to rearrange what appears on your menus—you can outfit your version of Excel so it fits your work style perfectly.

For example, you might want to add a new menu or toolbar with some timesaving shortcuts you know you’re going to be using a lot. Or, you might decide to attach a custom toolbar to a template so everyone who uses that template can use the toolbar.

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Of course, just because you can customize every square inch of Excel doesn’t mean you should. It might seem like a great idea to correct the oversights of the Excel programmers by rearranging buttons and menu commands, but creating your own version can be quite confusing. For one thing, if you change Excel’s menus, you might not be able to follow the instructions in this book! Instead, you’ll be in a world of your own creation.


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