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Richard Lyall | Forum Activity | Posted: Sun, Aug 9 2009 3:31 PM

I do my Libronix notetaking in MS Word, and have recently migrated to Office 2007 (out of pure necessity I might add) and am trying to get some of my old custom tools going.

Does anyone know of a free toolbar customiser for Office\Word 2007? There are quite a few paid ones, but there might be a good free solution out there.

Thanks
Richard

 

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spitzerpl | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Aug 10 2009 12:37 PM

RichardLyall:
Does anyone know of a free toolbar customiser for Office\Word 2007?

No, but I thought you might be interested to know that the ribbon will be customizable in Office 2010 which I believe is due out the first part of 2010.

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BillS | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Aug 10 2009 1:31 PM

RichardLyall:

Does anyone know of a free toolbar customiser for Office\Word 2007? There are quite a few paid ones, but there might be a good free solution out there.

Hi Richard, I remember a tech article some years ago about a free utility to make 2007 work like 2003... am out of town for the week, but don't give up hope that you'll find one.

Bill

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Dick Gorski | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Aug 10 2009 7:45 PM

what kind of "custom tools" do you have? Macros can be easily added to the Quick Access Toolbar.

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Richard Lyall | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Aug 11 2009 7:19 AM

Yes - a few macros are already on the toolbar, but you can't create custom icons, nor can you create custom groups or tabs without a knowledge of XML.

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Dick Gorski | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Aug 11 2009 4:11 PM

You are right about the custom icons--I really wish they had not taken away the icon edit tool. It is pretty easy to create custom tabs in the ribbon without knowing XML. I have done a number of them and I couldnt write anything in XML if you put a gun to my head. Download the free Office 2007 Custom UI Editor from the Microsoft web site. Read a couple of paragraphs of instructions, use the sample files included, and you are good to go.

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Richard Lyall | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Aug 11 2009 4:27 PM

Great thanks, I'll try the custom UI tool.

Thanks
Richard

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Kevin A. Purcell | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Nov 18 2009 3:03 PM

For those who want to walk on the wild side of MS betas ...

http://www.microsoft.com/office/2010/en/download-office-professional-plus/default.aspx

Office 2010 in public beta.

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