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Microsoft Office to OpenOffice Migration Guide
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Customizing menus

Customizing menus is not significantly different in OOo than in Microsoft Office. The specific steps are outlined below. You can even set the menu font to be the font used by the system.

Customizing menu content

To customize menu content:

  1. Select Tools > Customize > Menus tab (Figure 2).

  2. In the Save In drop-down list, choose whether to save this changed menu for the application (for example, Writer) or for a selected document.

  3. In <name of the program (example: Writer)> Menus, select the menu you want to customize in the Menu drop-down list.


To add a function:

  1. Menu Content: Select the top level menu entry.

  2. Click the Add button.

  3. Select in the Add Commands dialog the new menu item using the Category and Command list boxes.

  4. Click Add to insert that function into the menu. When finished, click Close.

Customizing the menu font

The font used in OOo for menus is different from that used in Microsoft Office, which is the system font. If you want to change the font to the one used in Office:

  1. Tools > Options > > View.

  2. Check Use system font for user interface.

  3. Click OK.

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