Adding an Icon to a Toolbar and Customising the Toolbar in Open Office
(This blog was written for versions of OpenOffice up to Version 3.4.0)
When Open Office programme is installed a number of icons are displayed on the toolbars as default.
A click on the down arrow at the end of a toolbar gives a drop down list -
- Visible Buttons,
- Customise Toolbar,
- Dock Toolbars,
- Dock All Toolbars,
- Lock Toolbar position,
- Close Toolbar.
Beside the name - Visible Buttons is a side arrow which will show a list of icons and the name of their function that could be on this toolbar. The icons that are already displayed on the toolbar will be shown by a grey background to the icon. Click on any of the icons not already greyed to add them to the toolbar. Delete any not required by clicking on the icon.
It is known that there is generally more than one way to carry out functions on a computer. Check through the icons available as there may be functions there that would help with work being done by just clicking on an icon on the toolbar.
To add a button to the list of Visible Buttons -
1. Choose Tools – Customise, and click on the Toolbars tab
2. In the Toolbars box, select the toolbar you want to change
3. Click Add Commands, select the new command, then click Add.
4 If you want, you can rearrange the Commands list by selecting a command name and clicking Move Up and Move Down.
5. Click OK