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



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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.


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.


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.


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


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:

If you did not select the 'Show text labels' checkbox, your toolbar should resemble this:


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.


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.


  • 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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