Deleting a Toolbar

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated December 30, 2017)

Excel allows you to create your own custom toolbars, as described in other issues of ExcelTips. After your toolbar has outlived its usefulness, you may want to delete it. You cannot delete the built-in toolbars used by Excel, but you can delete ones you previously created. Follow these steps:

  1. Choose Customize 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. From the list of available toolbars, select the toolbar you want to delete.
  5. Click on the Delete button.
  6. You are asked to confirm your request to delete the toolbar. Click on OK to continue. The toolbar is removed.
  7. Repeat steps 3 through 5 for any other toolbars you want to delete.
  8. Click on Close.

ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip (2723) applies to Microsoft Excel 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003.

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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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