Subject: Using the status bar

If you elect not to use the command bar, the status bar displays information about the selected command or tool. It also displays the current cursor coordinates, the name of the current layer, mode settings, and other information about current settings.

In addition to displaying information, the status bar is a quick way to access many features. You can click status bar items to make changes, and right-click items to dis­play short-cut menus that allow you more choices.          

To change the items that display on the status bar

   1   Right-click an empty area of the status bar.

   2   Select an item to add or remove it.

To change the setting of an item on the status bar

   1   Do one of the following:

   Double-click the status bar item.

   Right-click the status bar item you want to change, and then select the desired setting.

To display or hide the status bar

   1   Do one of the following:

   On the ribbon, choose View > Status Bar (in Display).

   On the menu, choose View > Display > Status Bar.

   Type statbar and then press Enter.

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