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    Options - setting automatically (Word2000 et al.)

    My Word is finely tuned with all sorts of options; re-installing Word (or setting myself up at a client site on a dedicated desktop machne) used to take me many minutes of tweaking. And then I'd forget something.

    So I wrote ToolsOptions.dot, or more correctly, recorded and edited it.

    Now I need do only two things:
    (1) load Word and set macro security to LOW.
    (2) run my ToolsOptions macro.

    The attached text file is the bas module. It won't compile for you because it requires my utility library UW.dot (from chrisgreaves.com), but if you want to insert your own browse-for-folder code, you can make use of it.

    See, for two exmaples "ToolsOptionsFileLocations()" and "Toolbars()".

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    Re: Options - setting automatically (Word2000 et al.)

    Attached text file? <img src=/S/scratch.gif border=0 alt=scratch width=25 height=29>

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    Re: Options - setting automatically (Word2000 et a

    >Attached text file?
    Better you should have asked "Associated brain activity"
    It was right there in my RamDisk before I rebooted.
    Thanks Hans .....
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    Re: Options - setting automatically (Word2000 et a

    This seems like a good idea, but if you use this to set yourself up at a client site, for example, is there not the risk that it will change the existing machine settings? The "User information" settings, for example.

    Surely it would be better in those circumstances to first record the existing settings, then reinstate them afterwards? Or have I missed that here?

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    Re: Options - setting automatically (Word2000 et a

    > is there not the risk that it will change the existing machine settings?
    Absolutely.
    Typical scenario: Client puts a brand new computer in a cubicle and says "Chris, sit here". It is "my" computer. Or the client has had the tech guys load a new image onto it; again it is "my" computer while I work there. There is no objection to me changing settings - providing I get the work done quickly.

    I use it too when I have re-installed Office on any one of my 3 machines here.

    > ... then reinstate them afterwards? Or have I missed that here?
    I don't think so. It ought to be a simple task to invert the functions to preserve settings.
    I suspect that logging off and logging on as a different user might achieve the same effect?

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    Re: Options - setting automatically (Word2000 et a

    ... and it is so nice to be corroborated .
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/st...2244240,00.html
    "I'll happily spend hours fine-tuning everything to my liking. Woe betide anyone who hits the "restore default settings" button."

    [sexist alert]"My boss called me in to her office the other day because her fax machine wasn't working. So I dialled the number, fed the paper in, message sent, all hunky dory. Then she grabbed the sent fax and held it aloft in triumph and said, "See! It's still here!" She genuinely believed the paper should be sucked into the phone network and deposited somewhere else. And I have to take orders from this woman..."[/sexist alert]

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