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    Copying Customized Builtin Commandbars (2000)

    How does one copy customized built-in commandbars?
    They're not available to the Organizer, or its VBA equivalent, application.organizercopy

    I have added commands to many standard toolbars (especially right-click shortcut toolbars) to add corporate styles, commonly used commands, etc., and pruned other 'hazardous' commands from the standard toolbars.

    Now, I'd like to rebuild the template from scratch (VBA bloat, ListTemplate bloat, and ghu only knows what else makes a 3-line VBA change become a 300K file size increase), and I can't find any way to automatically copy the useful customized stuff to a new template.

    Willing to rent clues
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    Re: Copying Customized Builtin Commandbars (2000)

    Did you try creating a new toolbar named anything but a built-in toolbar name, moving the controls from the built-in toolbar to it, saving the file, recreating a new file then moving the controls back to the new built-in toolbar?

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    Re: Copying Customized Builtin Commandbars (2000)

    You can't directly copy them. You need to create dummy custom toolbars to hold the customizations. You can then copy those toolbars. I've found that this works best if you build the customizations on the dummy toolbars and then copy them from the dummies to the built-ins. (Otherwise I often end up with dead custom menus when I copy to another template.)

    See <A target="_blank" HREF=http://addbalance.com/word/movetotemplate.htm> Sharing Customizations</A> for step-by-step instructions and information on sharing / copying / moving customizations including macros, AutoText, Toolbars and menus, and key assignments.
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    Re: Copying Customized Builtin Commandbars (2000)

    I'm looking at that as a last resort: There's about 8 modified toolbars with 3-10 items changed on each. I'd really prefer to have some way to automate it. There's another post here, I have to check their techniques.

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    Re: Copying Customized Builtin Commandbars (2000)

    Thanks folks.
    I guess that confirms it: There's no easy way to do this.
    It's going to take some hard labor (at least initially) to identify all the changes from the standard built-ins, and copy the adds and label the removals on a hidden custom toolbar.

    Thanks,
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    Re: Copying Customized Builtin Commandbars (2000)

    I might be wrong on this- but I thought there was something on Microsoft which let you save all your settings from one computer on their site, then copy them down to another machine.

    Is that what you want to achieve? Or could that be used to help you copy to another template?
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    Re: Copying Customized Builtin Commandbars (2000)

    Hi Geoff:

    There is such an option to transfer to a new machine, which is discussed here. However, that won't help you build a new template or clean up any bloat. It lets you take your bloat with you. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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