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    How to expose Macro Name?! (2000 SR1)

    Hi,

    When dragging a macro onto the Word toolbars, often the name is concealed.
    The attached screenshot shows how all the names are cuto-off.
    Word has no horizontal ruler allowing the name to be viewed!

    Pls. suggest me a way by which this information can be revealed.
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    Re: How to expose Macro Name?! (2000 SR1)

    A real pita, I agree.

    In the past, I've just dragged in one which looks reasonable, end eedited the name, removing the qualifiers.

    Or I've gone back to the original to check.

    I'd also welcome a better answer.
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    Re: How to expose Macro Name?! (2000 SR1)

    Give the Project a short name. Unfortunately, once you do this, all the menu and toolbar links break, so this must be done before adding any macros to menus or toolbars.

    In the VB Editor, Tools, Project Properties... will let you change the name. After this, the menu item will be Tools, <ProjectName> Properties...

    Hard to remember, until you have to open that undersized Customize... dialog. It's still not too late at that point!

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    Re: How to expose Macro Name?! (2000 SR1)

    Again just tacking on to Jefferson's suggestions <img src=/S/wink.gif border=0 alt=wink width=15 height=15>:

    Don't stop at renaming the project, rename the module(s) too.

    Group the code in modules by related functionality.

    You also might consider using a naming convention when renaming the project (and modules). We use "prj" as a prefix for project names and "mod" as a prefix for module names.

    So in that dialog that you might instead see something like:

    prjLetter.modInsertFunctions.InsertLogo

    - makes it much easier to find things....

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    Re: How to expose Macro Name?! (2000 SR1)

    >, often the name is concealed.

    To date the best solution I've found is 'short project names" and "short module names" and 'short macro names".

    The best time to begin standardisiong on short name sis now. It gets worse the longer you leave it, as a greater number of unwieldly names crops up as time goes by.

    I have settled on a 5-letter identifier for template files (*.DOT), project names and module names, as much as I can.

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    Re: How to expose Macro Name?! (2000 SR1)

    Good suggestions all- but are they just kludges for a bad MS implementation?

    If I try to name projects, modules and routines meaningfully, I cannot acces them readily. I can only access them by using the old abbreviated names I thought I gave up in Fortran IV in 1976?
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    Re: How to expose Macro Name?! (2000 SR1)

    <<are they just kludges for a bad MS implementation?>>

    Oui, monsieur.

    Per Chris's suggestion, the trick is short meaningful names - now there's a business opportunity - a short, meaningful name design firm! <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>

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