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Is there any way to get a menu bar w/ word 2007?
I like 2007 but the choices in the tabs are not sufficient and I have to
fight to get the function I need.

thanks

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Add what you want to the Quick Access Toolbar.

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Is there any way to get a menu bar w/ word 2007?
I like 2007 but the choices in the tabs are not sufficient and I have to
fight to get the function I need.

thanks

john


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I love the QAT! My favorite tools are always one click away.

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Add what you want to the Quick Access Toolbar.

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Is there any way to get a menu bar w/ word 2007?
I like 2007 but the choices in the tabs are not sufficient and I have to
fight to get the function I need.

thanks

john



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On 4/25/2010 5:09 PM, Doug Robbins - Word MVP wrote:
Add what you want to the Quick Access Toolbar.

thanks, but it's not as convenient.

oh well
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Not as convenient? How can something that is at the top of your app no
matter what you are doing not be convenient?

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Add what you want to the Quick Access Toolbar.

thanks, but it's not as convenient.

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See http://gregmaxey.mvps.org/Customize_Ribbon.htm

or Google for Classic Menus in Office 2007 and you will get links to a
number of third party add-ins.

Given a bit more time, like most of us who hated the Ribbon at first, you
will come to accept it.

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On 4/25/2010 5:09 PM, Doug Robbins - Word MVP wrote:
Add what you want to the Quick Access Toolbar.

thanks, but it's not as convenient.

oh well


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"John Coltrane" wrote in message
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Is there any way to get a menu bar w/ word 2007?
I like 2007 but the choices in the tabs are not sufficient and I have to
fight to get the function I need.


AFAIWA the tabs contain ALL the Word functions. What can't you find?



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Actually, there are many commands not available in the ribbon. In the
Customize section of the Word Options dialog box, you'll find a separate
category for "Commands Not in the Ribbon."

To be fair, the same was true for the main menus of previous versions: they
didn't have room for all of Word's commands either.

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"John Coltrane" wrote in message
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Is there any way to get a menu bar w/ word 2007?
I like 2007 but the choices in the tabs are not sufficient and I have to
fight to get the function I need.


AFAIWA the tabs contain ALL the Word functions. What can't you find?





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Actually, there are many commands not available in the ribbon. In the
Customize section of the Word Options dialog box, you'll find a separate
category for "Commands Not in the Ribbon."

To be fair, the same was true for the main menus of previous versions:
they didn't have room for all of Word's commands either.


Nothing new there then!

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Part of the reason put forward in the introduction of the Ribbon was to
expose commands to users. But there are far too many commands for them all
to be 'exposed' and depending on the users, different commands have a
different level of importance.

Supposedly, the commands 'exposed' on the Ribbon are those commands that the
test labs found that users used the most. If this is really true, it's a sad
testament. I would understand if these were just exposed in 'LEARNER' mode,
but anyone with more than a year or two's experience should be using the
context sensitive (right-click) menus and their own toolbars.

There are still so many useful commands hidden in depths of Word. I remember
once struggling to create a macro to add ParaPageBreakBefore, shortly after
I found that command was already listed deep in the bowels of 'All Commands'
in Word 2000. The last time I really looked at the commands list was in Word
2003, when I think I printed out 4 pages of 'All Commands', many of which I
still don't know their function! But how many users know about those really
useful little commands such as 'Go to TOC', the almost lost 'NEW' dialog,
CloseAll (which used to be a simple Shift+Close), TableUpdateAutoFormat
(that actually clears all formatting from a table) and the myriad of other
commands to make editing fast and easy before the need to resort to macros.

They are all still hidden away, sometimes labelled with incomprehensible
jargon

Terry Farrell


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Actually, there are many commands not available in the ribbon. In the
Customize section of the Word Options dialog box, you'll find a separate
category for "Commands Not in the Ribbon."

To be fair, the same was true for the main menus of previous versions:
they didn't have room for all of Word's commands either.

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On Sun, 25 Apr 2010 17:55:00 -0400, "JoAnn Paules"
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Not as convenient? How can something that is at the top of your app no
matter what you are doing not be convenient?


I just love it when someone asks a reasonable question and one of the
"literati", often one of the "MVPs", tells them that they don't need
or shouldn't want what they just asked for.
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Don't you also just love it when someone posting under a clown's name
decides to chime in from time to time with nothing to offer but a cheap pot
shot at another contributor? I do.

The OP can downloaed the ClassicUI template he
http://gregmaxey.mvps.org/Ribbon_Menu_Controls.htm



Lurfys Maw wrote:
On Sun, 25 Apr 2010 17:55:00 -0400, "JoAnn Paules"
wrote:

Not as convenient? How can something that is at the top of your app
no matter what you are doing not be convenient?


I just love it when someone asks a reasonable question and one of the
"literati", often one of the "MVPs", tells them that they don't need
or shouldn't want what they just asked for.



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In article ,
Greg Maxey wrote:
Don't you also just love it when someone posting under a clown's name
decides to chime in from time to time with nothing to offer but a cheap
pot shot at another contributor? I do.


The OP can downloaed the ClassicUI template he
http://gregmaxey.mvps.org/Ribbon_Menu_Controls.htm



OTOH. if you transpose the "L" and the "M" in the name "Lurfys Maw" you
get something rather more interesting.

Dave

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On Mon, 26 Apr 2010 13:07:07 -0400, "Greg Maxey"
wrote:

Don't you also just love it when someone posting under a clown's name
decides to chime in from time to time with nothing to offer but a cheap pot
shot at another contributor? I do.


Cheap pot shot? So I take it you found JoAnn's "contribution" helpful,
right?

The OP can downloaed the ClassicUI template he
http://gregmaxey.mvps.org/Ribbon_Menu_Controls.htm


See, now that's helpful. It's also what the OP asked for. He didn't
ask for a critique on how he likes to work. If JoAnn likes the QAT,
fine. So do I, actually. But the OP said it doesn't meet his needs. He
wants the classic menus. Why belittle his request?

If that were the only case, I wouldn't have said anything. But it
happens all the time here.

Lurfys Maw wrote:
On Sun, 25 Apr 2010 17:55:00 -0400, "JoAnn Paules"
wrote:

Not as convenient? How can something that is at the top of your app
no matter what you are doing not be convenient?


I just love it when someone asks a reasonable question and one of the
"literati", often one of the "MVPs", tells them that they don't need
or shouldn't want what they just asked for.


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I confess that never occurred to me. Clever.

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In article ,
Greg Maxey wrote:
Don't you also just love it when someone posting under a clown's name
decides to chime in from time to time with nothing to offer but a cheap
pot shot at another contributor? I do.


The OP can downloaed the ClassicUI template he
http://gregmaxey.mvps.org/Ribbon_Menu_Controls.htm



OTOH. if you transpose the "L" and the "M" in the name "Lurfys Maw" you
get something rather more interesting.

Dave

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Are you inquiring on behalf of the clown or is this he?


Lurfys Maw wrote:
On Mon, 26 Apr 2010 13:07:07 -0400, "Greg Maxey"
wrote:

Don't you also just love it when someone posting under a clown's name
decides to chime in from time to time with nothing to offer but a
cheap pot shot at another contributor? I do.


Cheap pot shot? So I take it you found JoAnn's "contribution" helpful,
right?

The OP can downloaed the ClassicUI template he
http://gregmaxey.mvps.org/Ribbon_Menu_Controls.htm


See, now that's helpful. It's also what the OP asked for. He didn't
ask for a critique on how he likes to work. If JoAnn likes the QAT,
fine. So do I, actually. But the OP said it doesn't meet his needs. He
wants the classic menus. Why belittle his request?

If that were the only case, I wouldn't have said anything. But it
happens all the time here.

Lurfys Maw wrote:
On Sun, 25 Apr 2010 17:55:00 -0400, "JoAnn Paules"
wrote:

Not as convenient? How can something that is at the top of your app
no matter what you are doing not be convenient?

I just love it when someone asks a reasonable question and one of
the "literati", often one of the "MVPs", tells them that they don't
need or shouldn't want what they just asked for.



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Type Lurfys Maw into Google and see the results. Obviously a troll.

Terry

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It was not to belittle. It was to further explore what his issues were.
Perhaps by giving us more information, we could have provided him with some
sort of resolution.

I didn't realize that I was supposed to allow you to review my responses
before hitting Send.

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On Mon, 26 Apr 2010 13:07:07 -0400, "Greg Maxey"
wrote:

Don't you also just love it when someone posting under a clown's name
decides to chime in from time to time with nothing to offer but a cheap
pot
shot at another contributor? I do.


Cheap pot shot? So I take it you found JoAnn's "contribution" helpful,
right?

The OP can downloaed the ClassicUI template he
http://gregmaxey.mvps.org/Ribbon_Menu_Controls.htm


See, now that's helpful. It's also what the OP asked for. He didn't
ask for a critique on how he likes to work. If JoAnn likes the QAT,
fine. So do I, actually. But the OP said it doesn't meet his needs. He
wants the classic menus. Why belittle his request?

If that were the only case, I wouldn't have said anything. But it
happens all the time here.

Lurfys Maw wrote:
On Sun, 25 Apr 2010 17:55:00 -0400, "JoAnn Paules"
wrote:

Not as convenient? How can something that is at the top of your app
no matter what you are doing not be convenient?

I just love it when someone asks a reasonable question and one of the
"literati", often one of the "MVPs", tells them that they don't need
or shouldn't want what they just asked for.




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FWIW: To me, it is just one of the best features in Excel or Word. I use
those 2 programs the most.
I haven't gotten around to PowerPoint.
I like moving the quick access toolbar below the ribbon and being able to
move the icons to where I want them on the toolbar.
Yes, it is convenient.
Just a thought!!!!


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thanks, but it's not as convenient.

oh well



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On Apr 25, 5:53*pm, John Coltrane wrote:
Is there any way to get a menu bar w/word2007?
I like2007but the choices in the tabs are not sufficient and I have to
fight to get the function I need.


I didn't realise that you couldn't add custom menu and options to a
Word 2007 template. I'm astounded you can't.

My problem it have I've moved from Word 2003 to 2007. In my template,
I originally created custom menus for use in Word 2003. In 2007, there
are still there, albeit now on the Custom Toolbars section of the the
Add-Ins ribbon. Is there any way to add/modify/delete these options?

P.



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You cannot modify Word 2003 format toolbars used in Word 2007 from within
Word 2007. You would need to do so from Word 2003. However, it is not that
difficult to create your own ribbon entries -
http://gregmaxey.mvps.org/Customize_Ribbon.htm and you can add right click
menu options
http://gregmaxey.mvps.org/Customize_...amatically.htm

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On Apr 25, 5:53 pm, John Coltrane wrote:
Is there any way to get a menu bar w/word2007?
I like2007but the choices in the tabs are not sufficient and I have to
fight to get the function I need.


I didn't realise that you couldn't add custom menu and options to a
Word 2007 template. I'm astounded you can't.

My problem it have I've moved from Word 2003 to 2007. In my template,
I originally created custom menus for use in Word 2003. In 2007, there
are still there, albeit now on the Custom Toolbars section of the the
Add-Ins ribbon. Is there any way to add/modify/delete these options?

P.


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