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Editing a Toolbar Button Image

In the previous tip you learned how you can change the image that appears on a toolbar button. Excel also includes a built-in editor that allows you to edit or completely change any toolbar button image, pixel by pixel, if desired. To access this editor, follow these steps:
  1. Right-click on any toolbar visible in Excel. Excel displays a Context menu.
  2. Choose Customize from the Context menu. Excel displays the Customize dialog box with the Toolbars tab selected. (See Figure 1.)
  3. Figure 1. The Toolbars tab of the Customize dialog box.

  4. Right-click your mouse on the toolbar button you want to modify. (Right-click on the toolbar button itself, not within the dialog box.) Excel displays a Context menu.
  5. Choose Edit Button Image from the Context menu. Excel displays the Button Editor. (See Figure 2.)
  6. Figure 2. The Button Editor.

  7. Use the controls within the Button Editor to change how the image on the button appears.
  8. When satisfied with the appearance of the button, click on OK to close the Button Editor.
  9. Click on Close to get rid of the Customize dialog box.

ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip (2726) applies to Microsoft Excel 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003.

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Comments for this tip:

awyatt    31 Dec 2014, 14:55
Kurt (and Paul): Microsoft removed this level of editing capability in Excel 2007. You can't do it any more.

Kurt    31 Dec 2014, 11:53
What about Excel 2013. How do we edit a button image or custom make a button like we did in Excel 2003 as you described.
Paul Taylor    16 Jan 2014, 07:57
How do you change a toolbar button image in Excel 2007 or 2010?

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