Application.CommandBars property (Word)

Returns a CommandBars collection that represents the menu bar and all the toolbars in Microsoft Word.


This property has changed. CommandBars("Comments") cannot be used to customize the context menu for comments.



expression A variable that represents an Application object.


Use the CustomizationContext property to set the template or document context prior to accessing the CommandBars collection.

For information about returning a single member of a collection, see Returning an object from a collection.


This example enlarges all command bar buttons and enables ToolTips.

With CommandBars 
 .LargeButtons = True 
 .DisplayTooltips = True 
End With

This example displays the Drawing toolbar at the bottom of the application window.

With CommandBars("Drawing") 
 .Visible = True 
 .Position = msoBarBottom 
End With

This example adds the Versions command button to the Standard toolbar.

CustomizationContext = NormalTemplate 
CommandBars("Standard").Controls.Add Type:=msoControlButton, _ 
 ID:=2522, Before:=4

See also

Application Object

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