Changing Toolbar Location

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated April 21, 2018)

You can quickly and easily change the location of Excel toolbars to achieve whatever appearance you desire on your screen. For instance, if you double-click your mouse on any portion of a toolbar that is not occupied by a tool, the toolbar is removed from its normal location and appears in its own dialog box.

Once in a dialog box format, you can easily drag a toolbar to any location on the screen desired. If you approach a side of the screen, the toolbar will "dock" to the side. You can dock toolbars to any of the four sides of the screen.

You should experiment with toolbar locations to determine which is best for the type of work you do.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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