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Monday, April 23, 2012

My Favorite Toolbar

Don't you wish there was an easy way to take all of the ArcPad Tools you use the most and put them all on one easy-to-access toolbar?

Let me introduce you to the Favorites Toolbar. This magical yellow-star spangled toolbar is one of the quickest and easiest ways to customize your ArcPad Project.

Simply navigate to the Quick Access Menu (small drop-down arrow on the right-hand side of your Toolbars) and select "Toolbar Settings" from the list under "Toolbars". Then switch to the "Favorites" Tab to see a list of all of the Tools available in ArcPad.

Now it is as easy as checking the boxes next to your favorite Tools to add them to the Favorites Toolbar. You could choose to group together the tools you use the most. You may want to put all of the tools you will need for a specific project in one place. Maybe you are looking for a place to put all of those editing tools you don’t use all of the time, but don’t want to spend time looking for them when you need them. You could be looking to use some tools that are not available on the current toolbars, such as the Script Window or the Restart ArcPad Tool. Or a combination of all of the above!

 Once you have selected your tools, tap OK and Restart ArcPad to see your new toolbar!

When you first create your Favorites Toolbar, a configuration file called ArcPadFavorites.apx will be placed in your ‘My ArcPad’ folder. To catch a glimpse of the inner workings of the Favorites Toolbar you can open and edit this file in ArcPad Studio. A quick and easy way to remove your Favorites Toolbar is to delete the ArcPadFavourites.apx file.

Have fun customising your new favorite toolbar!!