Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Getting the Mini Toolbar Back
the mouse button, the mini toolbar appears above and to the right of
the selection.
22. Move the mouse pointer toward the mini toolbar. The mini toolbar
stays visible if your mouse is above it. If you move the mouse away
from the mini toolbar, it fades away.
33. Make changes in the mini toolbar to affect the text you selected in
step 1.
44. When you are done formatting the selected text, you can move the mouse
away from the mini toolbar to dismiss it.
Getting the Mini Toolbar Back
Getting the Mini Toolbar Back
The shyness of the mini toolbar might be the most frustrating part of using
it. If you move the mouse away from the mini toolbar, it fades away. If you
immediately move back toward the mini toolbar, it comes back. If you use the
mouse for some other task, such as scrolling, the mini toolbar permanently
goes away. In this case, you might have to reselect the text to get the mini
toolbar to come back.
Disabling the Mini Toolbar
Disabling the Mini Toolbar
If you are annoyed by the mini toolbar, you can turn it off for all Excel
workbooks. To do this, select File, Options. The first choice in Excel Options
is a check box for Show Mini Toolbar on Selection. Clear this check box.
Expanding the Formula Bar
Formulas range from very simple to very complex. As people started writing
longer and longer formulas in Excel, an annoying problem began to appear: If
the formula for a selected cell was longer than the formula bar, the for-
mula bar would wrap and extend over the worksheet (see Figure 3.33 ). In many
cases, the formula would obscure the first few rows of the worksheet. This
was frustrating, especially if the selected cell was in the top few rows of
the spreadsheet.
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