Re: Word 2003 customized toolbar in Word 2007

Subject: Re: Word 2003 customized toolbar in Word 2007
From: Jonathan West <jwest -at- mvps -dot- org>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2009 14:30:47 +0100

2009/3/30 Moshe Kruger (AllWrite) <moshe -dot- kruger -at- gmail -dot- com>:
> In a template I have designed, I have inserted a nifty toolbar. The
> toolbar contains only the styles that are "legal" for developers, and are
> organized nicely in groups. No big deal.
> I did this using Word 2003.
> Now, some of them are upgrading to Word 2007.
> The toolbar does not appear when they open the template in Word 2007.
> Toolbars there are simply passe.
> Is it at all possible to transport such a toolbar from 2003-2007? Or at
> least provide the same convenience, in a different guise?

The toolbar is still there, but it has been banished to the outer
darkness of the Developer tab. Click the Developer tab, and you will
see the buttons of your toolbar on the Add-ins group there. In order
to see the Developer tab at all, you need to go to the Options dialog,
and check the "Show Developer Tab in the Ribbon" box in the Popular
tab of the dialog.

It is possible to customize the ribbon if you know some XML and are
prepared to rewrite your macros so that they can be called from the

Much less effort is involved in dropping template-specific commands
into the Quick Access Toolbar.

Jonathan West

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