Renaming a Toolbar

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated August 23, 2016)

Excel allows you to create your own custom toolbars, as described in other issues of ExcelTips. Once created, you may want to rename one of your custom toolbars to more accurately reflect its purpose. You cannot rename the built-in toolbars used by Excel. If you want to rename one of your custom toolbars, follow these steps:

  1. Choose the Customize option from the Tools menu. Excel displays the Customize dialog box.
  2. Make sure the Toolbars tab is selected. (See Figure 1.)
  3. Figure 1. The Toolbars tab of the Customize dialog box.

  4. In the list of toolbars, select the one you want to rename. (Remember, you can only rename custom toolbars, not toolbars already built-in to Excel.)
  5. Click on the Rename button. Excel displays the Rename Toolbar dialog box.
  6. In the Toolbar Name box, change the toolbar name to suit your needs.
  7. Click on OK.
  8. Click on Close.

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Author Bio

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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