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Tool Matrix

You can open the Tool Matrix, which is a collection of toolbars.

When you open the Tool Matrix the first time, it is an empty panel. You need to drag toolbars onto the Tool Matrix.

The Tool Matrix is a user interface element that behaves like other palettes, such as the Properties palette or References palette.

To display the Tool Matrix:

  • Right-click the menu bar or a docked toolbar and select Tool Matrix (or type ToolMatrix).

    Right-click by holding down the control key on the keyboard and click the mouse to display shortcut menus (also called contextual menus).

  • The Tool Matrix opens as floating or docked palette.

To hide the Tool Matrix:

  • Right-click the menu bar or a docked toolbar and clear Tool Matrix (or type HideToolMatrix).

    - or -

    Click Close .

To place a toolbar on the Tool Matrix:

  • Click the handle on the left of a toolbar  and drag the toolbar onto the Tool Matrix.

To remove a toolbar from the Tool Matrix:

  • Click the title of the toolbar, and drag the toolbar onto the graphics area (to float it) or to a margin of the program's desktop (to dock it).

To rearrange toolbars on the Tool Matrix:

  • Click the toolbar title and drag the toolbar onto the Tool Matrix.

To collapse a toolbar on the Tool Matrix:

  • Click Collapse  on the toolbar.

    The icons of the corresponding toolbar are hidden. The toolbar is still part of the Tool Matrix.

To expand a toolbar on the Tool Matrix:

  • Click Expand  on the toolbar.

    This shows the corresponding toolbar and makes the icons available.

To minimize the floating Tool Matrix:

  • Click Minimize  on the Tool Matrix.

    The Tool Matrix minimizes to a two column panel. The toolbars are arranged as drop-down icon menus.

To set the floating Tool Matrix to its default width:

  • Click Enroll  on the Tool Matrix.

Related Topics

Toolbars

Palettes



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