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    Undisciplined (Tiny) Toolbar Options (2003)

    Hello...

    When I open Word 2003 on my work machine...(my company has an archiving database/free-standing server system known as 'DocStar')...& a small DocStar Toolbar appears under my regular Toolbars...on a horizontal space all it's own (w/ the remainder of that space empty). I thought...OK, I'll just move it to the end of an existing Toolbar, where it has enough space to squeeze in on the right (& thereby eliminating the need for an almost empty horizontal space at the top of the page...giving me more real estate for the documents themselves).

    So I did.

    But...it doesn't stay there after the program closes.

    Next time I open Word...there it is again...all by itself.

    How can I solve this one?

    Thanks,

    mark4man
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    Re: Undisciplined (Tiny) Toolbar Options (2003)

    Some add-in developers don't care about user preferences. The DocStar add-in probably contains code that creates the toolbar anew each time you start Word, ignoring the stored settings.

    You could create a macro that moves the DocStar toolbar to the desired position, and call it from a macro named AutoExec in your Normal.dot:

    Sub MoveDocStar()
    ' Substitute the name of the toolbar
    With CommandBars("Docstar")
    .Position = msoBarTop
    ' The following values are just examples.
    ' You'll have to find the best values yourself.
    .RowIndex = 3
    .Left = 2000
    End With
    End Sub

    Sub AutoExec()
    ' Give Word time to start completely
    Application.OnTime Now + TimeSerial(0, 0, 2), "MoveDocStar"
    End Sub

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    Re: Undisciplined (Tiny) Toolbar Options (2003)

    Depending on your needs, you can take this much further. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15> I wrote a pair of macros for Outlook that could be adapted for Word. See <post:=343,644>post 343,644</post:> and the reply for more info.

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