Learn how to customize the toolbar in Pages to suit your personal needs, such as removing buttons you don't use, adding buttons you will use, creating groups of buttons with spaces, and setting the toolbar back to the default.
- [Instructor] One nice feature of Pages is the toolbar that gives you quick and easy access to frequently used commands. What you see here in Pages is the default toolbar with your View and Zoom buttons over here on the left, some commonly used functions like Insert, Table, Chart, Text, Shape, Media etc. But if there are things missing that you wish were on the toolbar or maybe there's items here that you never use on the toolbar, you can customize. That's what we're going to do in this movie. We still have Leaf and Mortar bio open from the previous movie.
It really doesn't matter what's on your screen here, we're going to focus on the toolbar and to customize it we go the View menu, click there and go all the way down to the bottom to Customize Toolbar and when you select this you're going to see a number of buttons appear down below including the default toolbar and on the toolbar itself, you're going to see these flexible spaces in between groups of buttons. You can choose how you want to group buttons and choose which ones appear or don't appear on the toolbar.
For example, let's say you never work with comments. You can click and drag the Comment button right off and when you release, it goes up in a puff of smoke. It's now missing. Notice the spaces in between the groups kind of stretched out to fill in the gaps and keep things center. If you do a lot of printing and searching, you may want to add those to your toolbar and maybe create them in their own little group. When we go down below there's lots to choose from here including Print. Let's click and drag it up to the left of Insert.
When you see that green circle with the plus sign, you can release to add it. Let's go get find and add it as well. Now, if you want to separate Print and Find from the rest, you can add a space. Now, there's a hard space, click and drag it. You get the standard space but if you want it kind of stretched to even things out, drag the space out and release and add a flexible space instead. You can see it's actually a bigger space that gets created to keep things spaced out evenly on the toolbar.
Now, if you're finished, you simply click done. Go ahead and do that and you can see you have your own customized toolbar. At any time you can go back to change it. Click View, Customize Toolbar, and maybe you don't like seeing the text underneath the icon. Notice down below we are showing icon and text, click that dropdown arrow to choose icon only. Creates a little bit more space for your document but if you have difficulty knowing what the little symbols mean, you may want to turn that back on.
And at any time, you can go back to the default toolbar by dragging the entire default toolbar down at the bottom here up to the top. Click and drag it up, when you see that green circle with the plus sign, release and you're back to the default. Click Done and that's how you customize your toolbar to suit your needs.
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