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Customize Toolbars

The Toolbars tab on the Customize dialog enables you to:

  • 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 (perhaps temporarily, just to check what the icons do).

Create a New Toolbar and Populate it with Commands:

To create a new toolbar and populate it with commands, follow the steps below:



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Select the Tools | Customize menu option

The Customize dialog displays



Click on the Toolbars tab



Click on the New button

The Toolbar Name dialog displays



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

Your new toolbar is created



To add commands from another toolbar to your new toolbar, see step 8

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

This forces the new toolbar behind the Customize dialog, so you might have to drag the Customize dialog to the side to find your new toolbar



Find the command to add to your toolbar in the Commands list

The Categories list on the left represents the Enterprise Architect menu structure and the Commands list updates each time you click on a different category



Drag the selected command from the list into the new toolbar

If you selected the Show text labels checkbox, your toolbar should now look like this:
If you did not select the Show text labels checkbox, your toolbar should look like this:



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

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



  • You can select the Show text labels checkbox to display textual descriptions of toolbar items
  • You can add as many commands to your toolbar as required; 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)

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