Sunday, February 17, 2013


I'm sure you visited this blog hoping to get a tip, learn a trick or get a vital info. This time around, I'm going to give you a tip on how to customize the menu and standard tool bars in microsoft office applications what I mean is that, I'm going to show you how you can change the menu in your microsoft office applications like microsoft word, ms. Excel, power point and so on... take for example, on my own computer, I changed the menus, e.g. I changed the format menu to 4mat, Edit to 3d!t, File to philez and so on. In fact, you can even customize the icons, e.g. The Print icon, file icon and other icons on the tool bar to any picture you like. Ok, enough of my explanations, just follow the steps outlined below, showing you how you can customize the menu bar and standard tool bar
in office applications on your computer.

1. Right click on any part of the formatting bar, i.e. The part with the "edit, format, file, etc."

2. You'll see a drop down menu, from the drop down list, move down and click on customize. (A pop up box will be displayed with the heading "customize")

3.Leave the pop menu alone and move to the menus on the formatting bar which you wish to edit. Now, right click any of the menus to edit. E.g. File, edit, view, insert etc. (A drop down menu will be displayed)

4. In the position where you have name, erase and change the menu to whatever you like, once you are done, click out and the name remains changed.

Meanwhile, an ampersand i.e. (&) symbol is also displayed, you can erase and put it behind any letter you want to use to assess that menu as a shortcut. Once you are done, click on close.

If you like, you can customize commands and keyboard shortcut combinations from the customise pop up displayed. Click on close once you're through and you're done! In fact, with this option, you can change anything on the formatting bar and even the images there too!

Please note that this was tested on office 2003, may not work on trial versions of office packages.

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