Renaming a Toolbar

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated June 2, 2016)

Word allows you to create your own custom toolbars, as described in other issues of WordTips. Once created, you may want to rename one of your custom toolbars to more accurately reflect its purpose. You cannot rename the built-in toolbars used by Word. If you want to rename one of your custom toolbars, follow these steps:

  1. Choose Customize from the Tools menu. Word displays the Customize dialog box.
  2. Make sure the Toolbars tab is selected.
  3. From the list of available toolbars, select the toolbar you want to rename.
  4. Click on the Rename button. The Rename Toolbar dialog box appears. (See Figure 1.)
  5. Figure 1. The Rename Toolbar dialog box.

  6. Enter a new name for your toolbar.
  7. Click on OK to rename the toolbar. The name is updated in the list of available toolbars in the Customize dialog box.
  8. Click on Close.

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Author Bio

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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