Animated Menus

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated August 3, 2013)

One of the ways that Excel attempts to add spice to life is through menu animation. Normally menu animation is turned off, but if you have some CPU cycles to spare, you may want to give it a try.

Choose Customize from the Tools menu and then click on the Options tab. The Menu Animations drop-down list has these possible settings:

  • System Default. This is (oddly enough) the default; there is no menu animation.
  • Random. Results in a menu using the Unfold or Slide method, at random.
  • Unfold. The menu opens up from top to bottom and left to right.
  • Slide. The menu "slides" onto the screen, progressing from top to bottom.
  • Fade. The menu "fades" in, from light to dark.

Make your selection, then click on the Close button.

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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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