Around version 3 you could use ResEdit on the Mac to this kind of stuff. Nowadays it might require some backwards-engineering which is not covered by the licence you bought. Apart from the knowledge and software you would need to actually do it.
A typical display of intra-office competitiveness
The latest versions of InDesign do not longer pack all of its resources into Resource Bundles (of a proprietary format, not the usual Mac bundles) but instead litter your hard disk with thousands of tiny files. Thus (a) it increases loading time, (b) it increases required hard disk space by a factor of about 40 (based on a typical file size of about 100 bytes; each single file takes up 4K of HD space), but (c) since its icons are named "IDRC" but actually are PNG files, one can edit them at will.
So why did I mention "intra-office trouble" stuff? Because the Illustrator team chose not to use this same code base for CS6, but still used the old system of stuffing as much as possible into a single file. Nicer to your HD, but in this case not so nice for the OP.
Really Adobe, why have two programming teams programming the exact same thing in two different ways? Choose either, please, so they have some spare time to actually work on improvements.
Really Adobe, why have two programming teams programming the exact same thing in two different ways?
erm... you've seen the interfaces right? The common tools with different functions? The different appearance of the same text? icons are the least of the problems.
I get the impression that rather than Adobe being a "blossum" - central stem, then pedals branching out - they are a featherduster... feather scattering everywhere than all eventually leading to a centeral stem.
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