by Allen Wyatt
(last updated October 25, 2014)
Excel is remarkable in both its flexibility and capabilities for customization. This includes allowing you to completely change the menus within Excel, if you so desire. For instance, you may want to delete a menu item so it cannot be selected by other people using your computer. To delete an item from a menu, follow these steps:
Figure 1. The Commands tab of the Customize dialog box.
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