Customizing the Option bar

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Customizing the Option bar

Postby T.M. Moretz » Fri Mar 28, 2003 9:41 am

I notice that on the updated support page that the option bar can be customized. I'd like to change the order of some of these so that the most frequently used ones are on the first "page" of options. I couldn't get the drag and drop method to work though a "+" sign was at the cursor while trying. Is it explained in the article and I missed it?
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Option Bar

Postby Glen Cameron » Fri Mar 28, 2003 9:55 am

I am not sure what you mean by the Drag and Drop did not work. If you open the MICROSURVEY.KEY file in WordPad, you should be able to do any editing you desire, within the capabilities of the file format and the editor.

You can change the order of the buttons on the option bar - and even change them and add your own. Make sure all edits are done when the MSCAD program is NOT running.

Cheers,
Glen W. Cameron, C.E.T.
City of North Bay, Ontario
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Postby rwhatman » Fri Mar 28, 2003 10:45 am

The Drag and Drop method is for the empty buttons on the left or top screen.

You can take any of the tools and drag it to a button and you
then have it all the time.

I have designed many buttons that you don't have. They have made
this program better program then you can buy.

Between buttons and commands I only use the menus for adding text .

So to do it just push down on a tools command and let go on a button.

Or design your on button or commands for the buttons.

Its so easy to do many may miss this great option.
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Postby rwhatman » Fri Mar 28, 2003 11:15 am

Watch Movie A FEW SPECIAL FEATURES IN MSCAD2002

PALETTES

This will help you a lot.
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I got it

Postby T.M. Moretz » Fri Mar 28, 2003 7:47 pm

Thanks guys,
rwhatman - just as you have discovered the main desktop is very customizable. I learned that this was necessary after quickly finding that the three icons that looked like a rear view mirror were all for the same thing - "redraw". I too have arranged my desktop into something that looks nothing like the default desktop - the desktop.cfg is one of my more valued custom files. It was this desktop "drag and drop" approach I was trying to use with the Option Bar but to no avail. Following Glen's advice I have now arranged it the way I like it. Thanks.
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