Working with Menus and Toolbars

Working with Menus and Toolbars

All Excel commands are organized on menus on the menu bar, and each menu contains a list of related commands. A short menu displays often used commands, and an expanded menu displays all commands available on that menu. A menu command followed by an ellipsis (...) indicates that a dialog box opens, so you can provide additional information. An arrow to the right of a command indicates that a submenu opens, displaying related commands. An icon to the left means a toolbar button is available for that command. Toolbars contain buttons you can click to carry out commands you use frequently. A keyboard combination to the right of a menu command indicates a shortcut key is available for the command.

Choose a Command Using a Menu


Click a menu name on the menu bar to display a list of commands.


If necessary, click the expand arrow to expand the menu and display more commands, or wait until the expanded list of commands appears.


Click the command you want, or point to the arrow to the right of the menu command to display a submenu of related commands, and then click the command.


Choose a Command Using a Toolbar Button


If you're not sure what a toolbar button does, point to it to display a ScreenTip.

graphics/tow_icon.jpg To choose a command, click the Toolbar button or click the list arrow.

When you select a button from the list arrow, the button appears on the toolbar, showing only the buttons you use most often.


Choose a Command Using a Shortcut Key

  • To choose a command using a shortcut key, press and hold the first key, and then press the other key. For example, press and hold Ctrl, and then press S to perform the Save command.


Display or Hide a Toolbar


Click the View menu, and then point to Toolbars.


Click the unchecked toolbar you want to display or the checked toolbar you want to hide.


Did You Know?

You can move and reshape a toolbar . To move a toolbar to another location, click a blank area of the toolbar (not a button), and then drag the toolbar to a new location. To change the shape of a floating toolbar, position the mouse pointer over the edge of the toolbar, and then drag to reshape it.

The commands and buttons on menus and toolbars respond to your work habits . As you select menu commands or toolbar buttons, those commands and toolbar buttons are promoted to the short menu and shared toolbar if they were not already there.

Show Me Microsoft Office Excel 2003
Show Me Microsoft Office Excel 2003
ISBN: 0789730057
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2002
Pages: 291 © 2008-2017.
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