This chapter describes some common customizations that you may
wish to do.
You can customize menus, toolbars, and keyboard shortcuts in
OpenOffice.org, add new menus and toolbars, and assign macros to
events. However, you cannot customize context (right-click) menus.
Other customizations are made easy by extensions that you can install
from the OpenOffice.org website or from other providers.
Customizations to menus and toolbars can be saved in a template.
To do so, first save them in a document and then save the document
as a template as described in Chapter 3 (Styles and Templates).
Customizing menu content
In addition to changing the menu font (described in Chapter 2), you
can add and rearrange items on the menu bar, add items to menus, and
make other changes.
To customize menus:
1) Choose Tools > Customize.
2) On the Customize dialog, pick the Menus page (Figure 328).
3) In the Save In drop-down list, choose whether to save this
changed menu for the application (for example, Writer) or for a
4) In the section OpenOffice.org <name of the program
(example: Writer) > Menus, select from the Menu drop-down
list the menu that you want to customize. The list includes all the
main menus as well as sub-menus, that is menus that are
contained under another menu. For example, in addition to
, and so on, there is
commands available for the selected menu are shown in the
central part of the dialog.
5) To customize the selected menu, click on the Menu or Modify
buttons. You can also add commands to a menu by clicking on the
Add button. These actions are described in the following sections.
Use the up and down arrows next to the Entries list to move the
selected menu item to a different position.
6) When you have finished making all your changes, click OK to save
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