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Customize My Toolbar

The My Toolbar tab on the Ribbon bar can be customized to show only the tools you want to use.  There are 15 default tools shown when Legacy is first installed.  There are also many other buttons that can be added to the toolbar to take you directly to main features in the program.

To customize the toolbar:
1. Click on the small icon in the lower-right corner of the Shortcut Toolbar group.  You can also click the Design button in the upper-right corner of the ribbon and choose Toolbars > My Toolbar.
2. Add, remove, or move tools as desired.
3. Click OK when you are finished.

To remove a tool from the toolbar, drag it off the Main Toolbar in the top row and drop it somewhere on the background.  Any tools to the right will move in to fill the space.

To add a new tool to the toolbar, drag it from the Available Toolbar Buttons box and drop it at the position you want to place it.  As you drag a tool over the toolbar, a vertical line will appear to indicate where the tool will be inserted.  Any tools to the right will move over to make room.  

Note:  There is room for up to 40 tools on the bar.  If it is full, any insertion of another tool will cause the existing tool at the right end to be removed.  If the Customize Main Toolbar window is narrower than your Legacy screen, you can stretch it wider to match, thus giving you more room to display tools.  Your Legacy program window width and your screen resolution setting determine the total number of tools that can be seen on the main toolbar.

To move a tool from one position to another, drag the tool from its current position to the new position within the top Main Toolbar.  The other tools will be moved to make room and fill the space.

To create a custom toolbar button that will launch any program or open any web page, right-click on any of the four Custom buttons.  See Custom Toolbar Button for instructions.

To put all the standard tools back on the toolbar in the default order, click the Reset Default button.

The following tools are available for use:

  Add Person - Pops up a submenu where you can add spouses, parents, children, or unlinked individuals. 
  Ancestor Book - Opens the Ancestor Book Options screen. 
  Ancestor Chart - Opens the Report Menu to the Ancestor tab. 
  Ancestry.com - Opens the Ancestry.com web site in a browser window. 
  Back - Moves back one entry in the History List. 
  Backup File - Starts a backup process by prompting for a file name for saving. 
  Calendar - Displays the month and year calendars and the date calculator. 
  Census List - Opens the Census Search List where you can create a list of potential individuals who should be found in a particular census. 
  Chron Compare - Lets you compare two different individual's life events. 
  Custom Button 1 - You can setup this button to launch any program or open any web page.  See Custom Toolbar Button for instructions. 
  Custom Button 2 - You can setup this button to launch any program or open any web page.  See Custom Toolbar Button for instructions. 
  Custom Button 3 - You can setup this button to launch any program or open any web page.  See Custom Toolbar Button for instructions. 
  Custom Button 4 - You can setup this button to launch any program or open any web page.  See Custom Toolbar Button for instructions. 
  Customize - Opens the Customize Legacy section where you can make many types of changes to the program interface and appearance. 
  Desc Chart - Opens the Report Menu to the Descendant tab. 
  Descendant Book - Opens the Descendant Book Options screen. 
  Descendant Narrative Book - Opens the Descendant Narrative Options screen. 
  Exit Legacy - Exits Legacy 
  Export - Opens the GEDCOM Export screen. 
  Family Group - Opens the Report Menu to the Family tab. 
  FamilySearch - Takes you to the FamilySearch Family Tree web site where you can search for family members. 
  Find A Grave - Opens the FindAGrave.com web site in a browser. 
  Forward - Moves forward one entry in the History List. 
  GenealogyBank - Opens the GenealogyBank.com web site in a browser window. 
  General Info - Opens the General Information screen where you can see information concerning the current family file. 
  Help - Opens the Legacy Help System. 
  History List - Displays the History List.  
  Import - Opens the GEDCOM Import screen. 
  Indiv Chart - Opens the Report Menu to the Individual tab. 
  Internet - Displays the Internet popup menu where you can choose various web-related options. 
  Last Report - Displays the Option screen for the last report produced. 
  Legacy Charting - Opens the charting program where you can create many different kinds of wall charts. 
  Marriage List - Displays the Marriage List. 
  Master Lists - Opens a popup menu containing all the master lists in Legacy. 
  Master Locations - Opens the Master Location List. 
  Master Sources - Opens the Master Source List. 
  Merge - Displays the Merge popup menu where you can choose Manual Merge, Find Duplicates or IntelliShare. 
  Move Next - Displays the next record in the current Search List. 
  Move Prev - Displays the previous record in the current Search List. 
  Multiple Descent - Opens the Multiple Lines of Descendant Options screen. 
  MyHeritage - Opens the MyHeritage.com website in a browser window. 
  MyTrees.com - Opens the MyTrees.com web site in a browser window. 
  Name List - Displays the Name List. 
  Open File - Prompts for a new family file to open. 
  Pedigree Chart - Opens the Report Menu to the Pedigree tab. 
  Picture Center - Opens the Picture Center where you can assign media files to individuals. 
  Publish Center - Opens the Publishing Center where you can create books by combining many different reports. 
  Relationship Calc - Displays the Relationship Calculator. 
  Report Menu - Displays the Report Menu.  
  Research Tools - Helps you locate records that may contain information about your ancestors. 
  Search - Displays the Search screen. 
  Search Hashtags - Lets you search for groups of people with the same hashtags. 
  Search Internet - Opens the Search the Internet screen. 
  Search Replace - Displays the Search and Replace screen. 
  Search Results - Displays the current Search List. 
  Set Colors - Opens the Colors tab on the Customize screen. 
  Split Screen - Opens another view of the current family file as asks if you would like to open a different family file. 
  Startup Family - Takes you to the starting individual in your family file (usually you). 
  Timeline Chart - Opens the Report Menu to the Timeline tab. 
  To-Do List - Displays the General To-Do List. 
  Trees - Opens the Tree Finder window. 


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