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Tip: How To Create A Custom Toolbar Item

May 28th, 2012 · No Comments

Did you know that you can create a custom toolbar item? You can associate almost any Nisus Writer Pro command with an icon of your choosing and add it to the Toolbar. You can put a picture of your dog, Elvis, a favorite drawing, a pirate flag, or just about anything you would like to use. It’s easy to do, and here is how:

  1. Choose the menu command View > Tooldrawer > Add Custom Toolbar Item….
  2. Choose a command from the Add Custom Toolbar Item browser.
  3. Give the toolbar item a (shorter) name if you want by typing it into the field labeled “The name of the new toolbar item.”
  4. Scroll through the available icons (from Nisus Writer Pro and Mac OS X) and select one that you want. Or, click the Gear menu to the right of “Choose an icon for the toolbar item” and select your custom image.
  5. Click Add Item.
  6. The new icon appears in the upper left edge of the Toolbar, and the lower right corner of all the icons available for the Toolbar in the Customize Toolbar sheet. The Add Custom Toolbar Item dialog remains on top enabling you to add more custom icons before you determine their location on the Toolbar.
  7. Continue adding items if you want or click Done.
  8. Move the icons from the Customize Toolbar sheet to where you want them on the Toolbar and click Done.

If you tire of your custom item, you can remove it easily:

  1. Click on the icon in the toolbar and Right-click (or Control-click) your custom item in the toolbar.
  2. Choose Remove Item from the contextual menu that appears.
  3. That’s it!

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