Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Customizing Applications
Customizing Applications
Each Office application comes with
predefined settings, but you can tailor many
settings to better meet your needs. You can
set a default file location, change the default font,
and many other choices. So, what does the default
mean? Default settings are what the program
assumes you want, unless you specify otherwise.
Think of them as the standard settings.
After you change any options, click the OK button
to save your changes.
To customize your application, click the File tab
and choose Options. A dialog box displaying
options for the current program appears. Figure
1-20 shows you the settings for Word.
Figure 1-21
Word’s Save options.
Modifying the Quick Access
Toolbar
Earlier in this chapter you discovered the Office
Quick Access Toolbar, which is the only toolbar
available in Office applications. By using the Quick
Access Toolbar you are only a single mouse click
away from saving your file or using the Undo or
Redo functions. That’s great, but wouldn’t it be
nice to have other frequently used functions also a
single mouse click away?
Figure 1-20
Word options.
From the Options dialog box, you choose from one
of the categories on the left side, which then
displays the related options on the right side of the
box. For example, if you click the Save category,
you see options such as a default file format and a
default file location. (See Figure 1-21.)
You can easily add (or remove) buttons to the
Quick Access Toolbar. Microsoft provides several
ways to add or remove buttons, but the most
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