I have a customer moving (not soon enough) from Word 2003 to 2010. They would like an add-in that is compatible with both versions of Word, and would greatly prefer not having to do a DLL install on each user's computer -- that makes a "global template" the optimal solution.
A .dotm won't run in 2003, but they'd very much like to have a custom tab on the Ribbon with the custom features I'm adding -- without having to use the AddIns tab.
I know this can be accomplished with a VSTO project, but that creates a DLL that must be installed. Can the IRibbonUI interface, specifically the OnLoad functionality, be accomplished solely within a .dot?
Everything beyond that I can handle: a little late binding... some Application.Version checks... and the 2003 versus 2007 differences are trivial. I just can't get at the IRibbonUI object, so far as I can tell, without creating a VSTO add-in.
Thanks in advance,