Setting up a custom Property

You can customize what appears on the Property Bar when you have different items selected. For example, when you select the Rectangle tool, the Property Bar displays the default settings and controls related to the Rectangle tool. You can add, move, and remove toolbar items from a Property Bar as needed.

To add a toolbar item to a Property Bar

1 Click Tools, Options.

2 In the list of categories, double-click Customize, and click Toolbars.

3 Choose the Property Bar you want to customize from the Property Bars list box.

4 In the Commands list, double-click the folder containing the toolbar item you want to add to the Property Bar.

5 Click the toolbar item you want to add to the Property Bar.

6 Drag the toolbar item icon to the Property Bar.

To rearrange toolbar items on a Property Bar

1 Follow steps 1 and 2 from the previous procedure.

2 From the Property Bars list box, choose the Property Bar on which you want to move a toolbar item.

3 Drag the toolbar item icon to a new position.

To remove a toolbar item from a Property Bar

1 Follow steps 1 and 2 from the "To add a toolbar item to a Property Bar" procedure.

2 From the Property Bars list box, choose the Property Bar from which you want to remove a toolbar item.

3 Drag the toolbar item icon off the Property Bar.

Customizing the Status Bar

The Status Bar gives you up-to-date information about your working environment, such as the colors used for fills and outlines, and the position of your cursor. You can customize the Status Bar to suit your needs. For instance, you can change its position, size, and contents. You can also choose whether to display or hide it, or add and remove its contents.

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