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tool palette

A collection of buttons (icons) grouped on screen that provide a quick way to select available functions by pointing and clicking. Tool palettes were originally used with graphics applications such as paint, drawing and image editing programs. With the advent of graphical interfaces, they migrated to business applications. Some tool palettes can be customized, allowing you to display only the tools you use most often and leaving the rest to be selected by menus. See toolbar.


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As described above, the tool palette is a new feature in Version 3.
From the Tool Palette, I choose the Elliptical Marquee Tool and change the feathering option to 5 pixels.
And I do it all without touching the Dodge or Burn tools in the Photoshop Tool palette.
You can customize the tool palette, as in previous versions, but version 5 provides two different sizes of buttons.
The chart of short-cut keys for the tool palette (p.
Multi-line headers, a floating tool palette, support for Microsoft Mail and more are all noteworthy.
To do this she selects the brush tool palette and tears it off to float on the screen.
Every tool on the tool palette represents a tool that the user implements with the cursor on the picture, and not, for example, a function that affects a selected region.
Select the Show Tools command from the View menu, and a tool palette appears on the left side of the screen.
A Screen model document contains a stack of named screens with widgets added from a tool palette. Palette tools include Captions, Fields, Buttons, Menus, Organizers, Text, Polygons, Shapes and Symbols.
Using the Chart tool palette, Bruce selects his preference, and the data are transformed into a pie chart (see Figure 5).
She can link the portions of her article, permitting text to flow from column to column (or page to page), using the link tool (the chain) from the tool palette.