"There were really useful 'Back' and 'Forward' buttons on the FTM 11 Toolbar, where are they in RootsMagic 5?"
I had to admit I didn't know...so while he was on the phone, I checked the "Help" menu (you do use the Help menu, don't you? It's great!) , and used a search term of "toolbar" and quickly saw the "Customize the Toolbar" article in the list of help articles:
After selecting "Customize" from the dropdown menu, then select the "Commands" tab:
The "Back" and "Forward" buttons are on the "Search" list, so I highlighted the "Search" list above and followed the directions. To add a button from the right-hand column to the Toolbar, left-click the desired button, and drag the button to the Toolbar and release the mouse. In the screen below, I have dragged the "Back" button to the right-hand side of the Toolbar:
I dragged the "Forward" button to the Toolbar also. But I decided that I wanted to put both buttons over on the left-hand side of the Toolbar. With the "Customize the Toolbar" menu open, I left-clicked the "Back" button and dragged it to the left-hand side of the Toolbar, and released the mouse. I did the same for the "Forward" button and the result looks like this:
Now I have the "Back" and "Forward" buttons exactly where I want them, and have improved my navigation capabilities in the process. I had not explored the Toolbar very much previously. Now I'm wondering what other Toolbar items I want to add. I've already added the "Research Log" feature and the "Place List" features.
To Delete a button from the Toolbar, open the "Customize" menu, right-click on the Toolbar button you want to delete, and select "Delete" from the dropdown menu.
The Toolbar can be used for one click access to a feature rather than going to a Menu item and selecting from a dropdown list (two clicks).
I learned something from my colleague's question, and he did too. His comment was "I really like the versatility and customizing features of RootsMagic 5, and the Help function rocks!" I agree.
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Copyright (c) 2012, Randall J. Seaver