October 25, 2002, Newsletter Issue #106: Software Shortcuts - Microsoft Office

Tip of the Week

Still here? Welcome, brave soul. This week`s tip is designed to allow you to do something which can make a major difference to your life, particularly if you`re a creature of habit. It works across the whole office suite, so go crazy and experiment.

Do you regularly click the wrong button in an application? Do you regularly find yourself clicking a button which you never use instead of one which you always use? (this often happens because you`re used to clicking a button in another application.)

If you do, or even if you just get fed up of having buttons on your toolbar which you never use, then be bold, be brave and get rid of them.

To remove a button from a toolbar in PowerPoint, hold down the Alt key and drag the button off of the toolbar.

Just as an afterthought, this is undoable (is that a word?), so I guess it`s a little less dangerous than I might have led you to believe. To undo any changes to a toolbar, right click the toolbar, choose customise, select the relevant toolbar and click the reset button.

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