Adding and Removing Commands from Context Menu Ribbon

The Context Menu is a convenient way to access frequently-used menu items within the context of the selected cell. In the Create Manifest File page, items selected for the context menu appear in purple italicized and underlined text.

You can add and remove commands from Context Menu ribbon items by customizing the manifest file.

Adding Commands

To add commands to the Context Menu ribbon item, select only the bottom-level command names (do not select group names), and then select the Add selected item to context menu check box.

In the following example, you can see that the Next Level command for both Zoom In and Zoom Out have been added to the context menu:


The Zoom In option, Next Level, and the Zoom Out option, Next Level, are both selected and italicized, and the Add selected item to context menu is selected. These two zoom options will be added to the context menu.

Tip:

Context menu items are added to the root of the context menu with no group names preceding them. For this reason, the purpose of the command may not be clear in some cases. For example, if the Next Level commands for Zoom In and Zoom Out were to appear on the context menu, then users may not easily understand which Next Level command to select. Oracle recommends renaming menu items whenever their purpose may not be clear to users. You can edit the name in the Selected item text box, and then click Rename. In the example, the Next Level command for Zoom In could be renamed Zoom in to Next Level; and the Next Level command for Zoom Out could be renamed Zoom Out to Next Level.

Removing Commands

To remove commands from the Context Menu ribbon item, select the item in the list (it should be in purple italicized and underlined text), and then clear the Add selected item to context menu check box. The item returns to normal text and will be placed on the ribbon. If you do not want the item on the ribbon, clear the check box for that item.

Tip:

After clearing the check box for previously-selected context menu item, you must also clear the Add selected item to context menu check box. If you clear only the check box in the list for a previously-selected context menu item, the item will still appear in the context menu. In the following example, the Next Level option will still appear in the context menu. You must clear the context menu item check box in the list, and then clear the Add selected item to context menu check box to remove items from the context menu.


Shows the check box cleared for Zoom In option, Next Level. The Add selected item to context menu check box is also cleared in order to remove it from the context menu. Now the Next Level option check box can be selected in order to add it back to the ribbon.

Optionally, after clearing both check boxes, select the menu item check box again to add it back to the ribbon. In the Next Level example, you would select the Next Level check box again to add it back to the ribbon.