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Is there a way to create buttons that trigger toolbars to appear? [closed]

asked 2013-08-14 05:12:13 +0200

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updated 2013-11-13 22:04:39 +0200

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I often download LO or OO for other people, who are familiar with MS Office, like the Ribbon UI and are comfortable with it, however, they usually can't afford it an I can't be bothered to attempt to "acquire" it and get it active. After looking for themes, extensions, and so forth to make Libre's appearance more up to date, and finding nothing. I started thinking about options that were already available in Libre, customizable toolbars. I've played with the toolbars abit, and here is what I've come up with so far.

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Some of the items on the bars doesn't work(borders and Fontwork), but it's close to what's on the Home tab of what the ribbon is. What I'm asking though is a way to create a button, that shows and hides those toolbars when clicked. I got the idea from a Opera script, I used awhile back that when the button is clicked, the menu was either shown or hidden. I would like something like that, that would open the toolbars in groups.

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Closed for the following reason question is not relevant or outdated by Alex Kemp
close date 2015-11-06 23:36:06.399596

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answered 2013-08-14 21:30:22 +0200

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updated 2013-08-14 21:34:44 +0200

Macros are still a feature that is not quite complete in it's implementation in LibreOffice. In my testing, the action of turning toolbars on/off would not record (it didn't show up in the macro when editing it). Can I suggest that you check out the new sidebar? It's still an experimental feature, but may provide some of what you're looking for. Go to Tools > Options > Advanced and check the box next to Enable experimental sidebar, then restart LibreOffice.

You can also add a theme to the toolbar background by going to Tools > Options > Personalization.

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