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Publication date: 11/10/2021

Customize Toolbars

JMP includes toolbars that you can add new buttons to, or you can create your own toolbars. By default, the JMP window type determines which bars appear. For example, the File_Edit toolbar is in all windows. In data tables, the Data Tables toolbar also appears.


Shows icons for projects.

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Shows icons for commands found in the File and Edit menus.

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Shows icons for common commands found in the Analyze menu.

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Shows icons for commands found in the Graph menu.

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Shows icons of tools that you can click and use as your cursor. In some windows, the toolbar is hidden. A blue line appears instead. Hover over the blue line to show the toolbar.

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Data Table List

Shows a list of open data tables. You select a data table in this list to make it the current table. Note that the current table is not necessarily the front window. To bring a table (or any window) to the front, select its name from the list in the Window menu.

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Shows icons for commands in the Tables menu.

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Shows icons for commands in the DOE menu.

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Shows icons for accessing and browsing SAS data and folders, opening SAS Query Builder, creating a new SAS program, submitting data to SAS, opening the SAS log window and output window, and viewing server connections.

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Application Builder

Shows icons for commands in Application Builder.

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Shows frequently used icons from the File menu.

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Data Table

Shows icons for performing common tasks in a data table, such as opening the Data Filter, Fit Model, and Recode windows.

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Script Editor

Shows icons for running, debugging, and reformatting scripts.

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Shows icons for opening the Local Data Filter, Column Switcher, and saving a script to the data table.

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Create your own toolbars for frequently used commands that are not included in the default toolbars. You assign a command to the button and can add other properties such as shortcut keys, icons, and JMP Scripting Language (JSL) scripts.

When you want to create a toolbar based on an existing toolbar, make a copy of the existing toolbar and then change settings as necessary. See Copy and Paste Menus, Menu Items, Toolbars, and Buttons.

Step 1: Create the Toolbar

1. Select View > Customize > Menus and Toolbars.

The Toolbars list appears on the left.

2. (Optional) Change the customization set to control which users see your customizations. See Customization Set Options.

3. With the Menu Editor still opened, right-click one of the toolbars, such as File_Edit.

Select any toolbar, because all new toolbars appear at the end of the Toolbars list.

4. Select New Toolbar.

The toolbar is inserted at the end of the list. The toolbar includes an untitled button, because all toolbars must have at least one button.

Step 2: Specify the Caption and Internal Name

Toolbars have several basic properties:

The caption appears in the View > Toolbars list, which lets you show or hide the toolbar. Give each toolbar a unique name. JMP merges toolbars with the same name after you close and reopen the Menu Editor.

The internal name, which is case insensitive. JMP identifies the location of an item by its internal name rather than its caption.

To specify these toolbar properties, follow these steps:

1. With the Menu Editor still opened, select the toolbar.

The General properties appear on the right.

2. Enter the internal name next to Internal name.

3. Enter a unique name for the toolbar or button in the Caption box.

4. (Optional) To specify the translation for the caption, do the following:

Click the Localize button for the item that you want to customize.

Select the language.

Enter the translation next to Text.

Click OK.

5. (Optional) Click Hidden to keep the toolbar hidden after creation.

6. Customize the untitled button as described in Create Menu Items and Toolbar Buttons.

7. Click Save to save your changes.

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