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Bruce the Word Questioner
 
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Default Menu, .Dot, Startup directory, etc

My office has gone to Windows XP, but are still on Office 2000. We have a
..Dot in our Startup directory which, in previous versions of Windows, added a
menu (called "Templates") on the end of the standard menu (after the Help
menu). However, if we install Adobe Pagemaker, it wants to add a menu too,
but it overwrites our Templates menu. The Pagemaker .dot that does their
menu is in a different location (in the profile directory) to our Templates
menu. Our Templates .dot is in the Startup directory specified in
Word-Tools-Option-File Locations-Startup, so why doesn't it take precedence
over the Pagemaker one?
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Cindy M -WordMVP-
 
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Hi ?B?QnJ1Y2UgdGhlIFdvcmQgUXVlc3Rpb25lcg==?=,

My office has gone to Windows XP, but are still on Office 2000. We have a
..Dot in our Startup directory which, in previous versions of Windows, added a
menu (called "Templates") on the end of the standard menu (after the Help
menu). However, if we install Adobe Pagemaker, it wants to add a menu too,
but it overwrites our Templates menu. The Pagemaker .dot that does their
menu is in a different location (in the profile directory) to our Templates
menu. Our Templates .dot is in the Startup directory specified in
Word-Tools-Option-File Locations-Startup, so why doesn't it take precedence
over the Pagemaker one?

Because Adobe's Addin is extremely impolite and does all kinds of nasty things to
override any other customizations. Complain to Adobe. LOUDLY.

And then, you probably have to choose to either not let the Adobe addin load
automatically. Or to load your Addin after Word has finished booting
(Tools/Templates and Addins).

Cindy Meister
INTER-Solutions, Switzerland
http://homepage.swissonline.ch/cindymeister (last update Jun 8 2004)
http://www.word.mvps.org

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Thanks for the reply, but our users are not particularly clever and won't
understand why they have to load the Adobe add-in after Word has started.
Isn't there some way to put both into the Startup directory and then both get
loaded?
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"Cindy M -WordMVP-" wrote:

Hi ?B?QnJ1Y2UgdGhlIFdvcmQgUXVlc3Rpb25lcg==?=,

My office has gone to Windows XP, but are still on Office 2000. We have a
..Dot in our Startup directory which, in previous versions of Windows, added a
menu (called "Templates") on the end of the standard menu (after the Help
menu). However, if we install Adobe Pagemaker, it wants to add a menu too,
but it overwrites our Templates menu. The Pagemaker .dot that does their
menu is in a different location (in the profile directory) to our Templates
menu. Our Templates .dot is in the Startup directory specified in
Word-Tools-Option-File Locations-Startup, so why doesn't it take precedence
over the Pagemaker one?

Because Adobe's Addin is extremely impolite and does all kinds of nasty things to
override any other customizations. Complain to Adobe. LOUDLY.

And then, you probably have to choose to either not let the Adobe addin load
automatically. Or to load your Addin after Word has finished booting
(Tools/Templates and Addins).

Cindy Meister
INTER-Solutions, Switzerland
http://homepage.swissonline.ch/cindymeister (last update Jun 8 2004)
http://www.word.mvps.org

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Margaret Aldis
 
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Have a look at the suggestions on

http://www.gmayor.com/lose_that_adob...at_toolbar.htm

This is intended to load an add-in to zap the toolbar, but you could
presumably use the same approaches to loading your own start-up.

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Syntagma partnership site: http://www.syntagma.co.uk
Word MVP FAQ site: http://www.word.mvps.org


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Thanks for the reply, but our users are not particularly clever and won't
understand why they have to load the Adobe add-in after Word has started.
Isn't there some way to put both into the Startup directory and then both

get
loaded?
*****************************
"Cindy M -WordMVP-" wrote:

Hi ?B?QnJ1Y2UgdGhlIFdvcmQgUXVlc3Rpb25lcg==?=,

My office has gone to Windows XP, but are still on Office 2000. We

have a
..Dot in our Startup directory which, in previous versions of Windows,

added a
menu (called "Templates") on the end of the standard menu (after the

Help
menu). However, if we install Adobe Pagemaker, it wants to add a menu

too,
but it overwrites our Templates menu. The Pagemaker .dot that does

their
menu is in a different location (in the profile directory) to our

Templates
menu. Our Templates .dot is in the Startup directory specified in
Word-Tools-Option-File Locations-Startup, so why doesn't it take

precedence
over the Pagemaker one?

Because Adobe's Addin is extremely impolite and does all kinds of nasty

things to
override any other customizations. Complain to Adobe. LOUDLY.

And then, you probably have to choose to either not let the Adobe addin

load
automatically. Or to load your Addin after Word has finished booting
(Tools/Templates and Addins).

Cindy Meister
INTER-Solutions, Switzerland
http://homepage.swissonline.ch/cindymeister (last update Jun 8 2004)
http://www.word.mvps.org

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