Editing a Toolbar Button Image

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated December 22, 2018)

In other issues of WordTips you learned how you can change the image that appears on a toolbar button. Word also includes a built-in editor that allows you to edit or completely change any toolbar button image, pixel by pixel, if desired. To access this editor, follow these steps:

  1. Right-click your mouse on any toolbar visible in Word. Word displays a Context menu.
  2. Choose Customize from the Context menu. Word displays the Customize dialog box with the Toolbars tab selected. (See Figure 1.)
  3. Figure 1. The Toolbars tab of the Customize dialog box.

  4. Right-click your mouse on the toolbar button you want to modify. (Right-click on the toolbar button itself, not within the dialog box.) Word displays a Context menu.
  5. Choose Edit Button Image from the Context menu. Word displays the Button Editor. (See Figure 2.)
  6. Figure 2. The Button Editor.

  7. Use the controls within the Button Editor to change how the image on the button appears.
  8. When satisfied with the appearance of the button, click on OK to close the Button Editor.
  9. Click on Close to get rid of the Customize dialog box.

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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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