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    Modified toolbar resets (MSO 2003)

    I don't think so, but:

    Once you (me) modify a toolbar, is there anything that would cause the toolbar to reset between uses?

    I removed a couple of the items in order to fit everything on a line, but after I close, when I re-open, the items are back and the toolbars drop down to another row in order to fit.

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    Re: Modified toolbar resets (MSO 2003)

    I can't recall whether toolbar modifications are saved in Normal.dot, or in the Registry. But... let's assume Normal.dot for a moment. It's possible that another add-in or global template is hiding the change from Word. To force a save of Normal.dot, hold Shift, click the File menu and choose Save All. (Note: that will save all open files, too.) Does it help?

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    Re: Modified toolbar resets (MSO 2003)

    Jefferson:

    I'm sorry... this is happening to me in Outlook... I hadn't even checked or tried my Word toolbars...

    I'll go and modify and try them... but would Outlook's bars be in normal.dat? I thought they were kept in outcmd.dat?

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    Re: Modified toolbar resets (MSO 2003)

    Jefferson:

    Toolbar mods in Word seem to be holding.

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    Re: Modified toolbar resets (MSO 2003)

    Jefferson:

    Here's my Outlook bar.

    To remove the overlap I take out Reading pane and the Print Preview.

    They always come back.
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    Re: Modified toolbar resets (MSO 2003)

    Long day, I forgot what board I was on.

    Outlook saves its toolbar customizations in a file named outcmd.dat in Cocuments and SettingsusernameApplication DataMicrosoftOutlook. This file has a bad habit of becoming corrupted. If you don't mind rebuilding your toolbars, you could close Outlook, rename the file to OLDoutcmd.dat and let Outlook create a new one the next time you start it up.

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    Re: Modified toolbar resets (MSO 2003)

    Jefferson:

    Yea, I could do that, and then, if it happened again, could I just copy the backup over the corrupted one?

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    Re: Modified toolbar resets (MSO 2003)

    Yes. If you already have a backup of outcmd.dat now, you could restore that.

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    Re: Modified toolbar resets (MSO 2003)

    hans:

    That's good to know... but is there something I've done that triggers the "reset", and if so, can I fix or adjust it?

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    Re: Modified toolbar resets (MSO 2003)

    As Jefferson noted, the OutCmd.dat file sometimes becomes corrupt. There's little you can do about that.

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    Re: Modified toolbar resets (MSO 2003)

    Hans:

    OK. Thanks.

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