Customize Toolbars

As well as tailoring the commands that are available through the toolbars, you can modify the toolbars themselves; for example, you can:

Hide or show toolbars by selecting the appropriate checkbox
Rename toolbars
Create new toolbars
Delete toolbars
Modify toolbar contents by dragging commands onto a visible toolbar from the Commands tab or from another toolbar
Reset a toolbar (or all toolbars) to the default contents and position, and
Display text labels under the toolbar icons, to indicate what the icons do

Access     Tools | Customize > Toolbars: New

Create a New Toolbar and Populate it with Commands

Step

Action

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1

In the Toolbar Name field, type a name for your new toolbar and click on the OK button.

Your new toolbar is created. The toolbar and Customize dialog are independently positioned, so you might have to drag the Customize dialog to one side to expose your new toolbar.

 

 

2

If you want to display the name of each command you put into your toolbar, select the Show text labels checkbox.

Otherwise leave the checkbox unselected.

 

 

3

To add commands to your new toolbar from another toolbar, see step 6.

To add menu commands to your toolbar, click on the Commands tab.

The Categories list on the left of the tab represents the Enterprise Architect menu structure. The Commands list contains the commands in the selected category; the list updates when you click on a different category.

 

 

4

Find and click on the command to add to your toolbar in the Commands list.

 

 

5

Drag the selected command from the list into the new toolbar.

If you selected the Show text labels checkbox, your toolbar should now resemble this:
 
CreateNewToolbar-Step5

 
If you did not select the Show text labels checkbox, your toolbar should resemble this:
 
CreateNewToolbar-Step5-NoText

 

 

6

If the command you require is on another toolbar, display that toolbar and drag it to a position near your new toolbar.

Press (Ctrl) and drag the required icon for the command from the existing toolbar onto your new toolbar.

 

 

7

Repeat steps 3 to 6 for each command that you want to make available in your new toolbar.

When you have finished, click on the Close button on the Customize dialog and drag your toolbar into the toolbar ribbon or to any other convenient position for you to use.

 

 

Notes

You can add as many commands to your toolbar as you need; your new toolbar behaves the same way as other toolbars - you can position it next to the other toolbars at the top of the application workspace, dock it to the side of the workspace or close it
On the Customize dialog, you can customize all the listed toolbars except for the Format Tool toolbar (which is actually tied to displayed diagrams)
You can also modify the display of toolbar options using the Options page of the Customize dialog
 

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