Turning on Large Icons in a Macro

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated November 22, 2014)

Depending on the resolution on your monitor and your personal preferences, you can adjust the size that Word uses for displaying icons by following these steps:

  1. Choose Customize from the Tools menu. Word displays the Customize dialog box.
  2. Make sure the Options tab is displayed. (See Figure 1.)
  3. Figure 1. The Options tab of the Customize dialog box.

  4. Select or clear the Large Icons check box, as desired.
  5. Click Close.

You can also, if you prefer, change the icon size in a macro. This is done by setting the .LargeButtons property of the CommandBars collection to either True or False. The correct syntax follows:

CommandBars.LargeButtons = True

This line turns on the large icons, whereas setting the property to False turns them off.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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