Thursday, July 25, 2013

CorelDRAW basics: restore the hidden toolbars

As I've said in a previous posts, there are several methods to access a hidden toolbar:
1st: go to Menu Bar, choose Window -> Toolbars and check the toolbars you want to display
2nd: right click on any toolbar or on the Tool Box; the list containing the names of the toolbars will be displayed and you can choose from this list the toolbars you want to display.
3rd: use the shortcut "Alt + o" to open the Tools menu (this method works only if the Menu Bar is displayed).

These three methods will work only if you keep at least one toolbar active. Anyway, if you are reading this post I assume that you were curious to see what's happen if you close all the toolbars and now you are surfing the web trying to find a solution to restore the them on the screen.

So, if you've just turned off all the application's toolbars you have two methods to restore them:
1. Use the CTRL + J shortcut to open the Options panel and check the toolbars you want to open (see the image below)

2. Right-click anywhere inside the Drawing window and, without moving the mouse, right-click again (a double-right-click). From the contextual menu choose the toolbars you want to display (see the image below):