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davej
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Registered: ‎07-25-2003
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Customize Toolbars

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11-20-2002 03:46 AM
Is it possible to create icons for commands that don't ahve them? Document Settings, for example. This would save a ton of space.
*Keller, Kent
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Re: Customize Toolbars

11-20-2002 03:55 AM in reply to: davej
I think a VBA macro could be made to cause a Alt-T-S but I fail to see what space this
would save?

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Kent
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"davej" wrote in message news:f1258fd.-1@WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> Is it possible to create icons for commands that don't ahve them? Document Settings, for
example. This would save a ton of space.
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davej
Posts: 61
Registered: ‎07-25-2003
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11-20-2002 04:03 AM in reply to: davej
I want to have some commands on toolbars as opposed to menus. Some of the commands don't have icons associated with them. I don't want to see the whole command name on the GUI. For example, "Save Copy As..." does not have it's own icon. If I want it in the toolbar, it takes up too much space. (BTW, I don't like Alt functions, as you have to look down to use them.) I was wondering if you can creat your own icons for them. (Like AutoCAD)
*Keller, Kent
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11-20-2002 04:24 AM in reply to: davej
You can create icons that associate to VBA macros. AFAIK VBA macros are the only way you
are going to currently create new commands. That is what I was saying about the Alt
Function...... I think a macro could be made that sends those keystrokes. (I am not 100%
positive as I haven't tried it but I would guess it is possible. ) you could then add the
macro to a toolbar as a toolbutton, and associate a picture to it.

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Kent
Member of the Autodesk Discussion Forum Moderator Program


"davej" wrote in message news:f1258fd.1@WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> I want to have some commands on toolbars as opposed to menus. Some of the commands don't
have icons associated with them. I don't want to see the whole command name on the GUI.
For example, "Save Copy As..." does not have it's own icon. If I want it in the toolbar,
it takes up too much space. (BTW, I don't like Alt functions, as you have to look down to
use them.) I was wondering if you can creat your own icons for them. (Like AutoCAD)
*Dotson, Sean
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11-20-2002 05:13 AM in reply to: davej
Yes you can use Send Keys..

here is a fun one I got from Kevin

(paste these in your default.ivb)

Public Sub Browser_HideShow()
SendKeys "%v", False
SendKeys "t", False
SendKeys "b", True
End Sub

Save copy as would be

Public Sub SaveCopyAs()
SendKeys "%f", False
SendKeys "a", True
End Sub

document settings

Public Sub DocSets()
SendKeys "%t", False
SendKeys "s", True
End Sub

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Sean Dotson, PE
http://www.sdotson.com
...sleep is for the weak..
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"Kent Keller" wrote in message
news:6DD15E2D23FB89C0293B0ED172F86A81@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> You can create icons that associate to VBA macros. AFAIK VBA macros are
the only way you
> are going to currently create new commands. That is what I was saying
about the Alt
> Function...... I think a macro could be made that sends those keystrokes.
(I am not 100%
> positive as I haven't tried it but I would guess it is possible. ) you
could then add the
> macro to a toolbar as a toolbutton, and associate a picture to it.
>
> --
> Kent
> Member of the Autodesk Discussion Forum Moderator Program
>
>
> "davej" wrote in message
news:f1258fd.1@WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > I want to have some commands on toolbars as opposed to menus. Some of
the commands don't
> have icons associated with them. I don't want to see the whole command
name on the GUI.
> For example, "Save Copy As..." does not have it's own icon. If I want it
in the toolbar,
> it takes up too much space. (BTW, I don't like Alt functions, as you have
to look down to
> use them.) I was wondering if you can creat your own icons for them. (Like
AutoCAD)
>
>

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