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    Unhappy Add Work Menu to Ribbon in Word 2007 or Word 2010

    I was recently challenged to add a Tab to Word 2010 containing the classic Work Menu.

    I tried:

    <tab id="rxWork" label = "Work Menu">
    <group id="rxgrpWork" label = "Classic Work Menu">
    <menu idMso="WorkMenu"/>
    </group>
    </tab>

    and also tried <menu idMso="Work"/>

    I also tried it as a button rather than a menu with same result - mso not found.

    Neither is recognized. I know that the function is there because I can put it on a custom toolbar in Word 2003 and it will show up under the Add-Ins tab.

    I know that the pinning of recent files acts as a superior substitute for the Work Menu. (At least I think it is superior.)
    I just would like to know if this can be done.
    Charles Kyle Kenyon
    Madison, Wisconsin

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    Hi Charles,

    Couple of reasons this probably can't be done:

    • Identifying something by "idMso" is only going to work for elements that Microsoft has created Ribbon-accessible versions of (and which thereby have an idMso). Based on the fact that the Work menu isn't available as something you can add to the QAT or Ribbon via the user interface, in this case 'mso not found' probably really means it doesn't exist.


    • The Work menu existed as a toolbar/commandbar control; you can't add commandbar controls to the Ribbon (except as vestiges that show up in the Add-Ins tab).

    It might be possible to build something like the Work menu, that would work in the context of the Ribbon, but it would probably have to be built entirely from scratch.

    Gary

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    Not what I wanted to hear, but thank you for confirming my experience.
    Charles Kyle Kenyon
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