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    Sharing custom ribbons in Word 2013

    I've created some templates with a custom ribbon. I want to share this ribbon without doing an "export/import" and destroying the custom ribbons the other users may have created.

    I did create an additional "Normal.dotm" with a different name that we will add to their Word Start up.

    I do not have Visio. Any help for me?

    Thanks.
    Char Q
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    The custom ribbon created in the User Interface cannot be exported without trashing customization upon import. The customizations are NOT stored in normal.dotm.

    You can create a custom ribbon in a template or document by editing the XML. This is not a minor undertaking but can be done. Modifying the QAT for a template or document is far easier. QAT modifications to a template or document can be done within the Word user interface.

    http://addbalance.com/word/ribbonmodification.htm
    http://gregmaxey.mvps.org/word_tip_p...bbon_main.html



    RibbonX: Customizing the Office 2007 Ribbon - by Robert Martin, Ken Puls, and Theresa Hennig

    Other customizations (macros, keyboard shortcuts) can easily be stored in a Global Template or in a document template or document. If you use a custom ribbon to refer to those, you would do the ribbon customization to the same document/template.
    Last edited by Charles Kenyon; 2014-08-18 at 11:29.
    Charles Kyle Kenyon
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    I use a customized Word ribbon, making it look much simpler, more like 2003. Wish I could import it to Excel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miztrniceguy View Post
    I use a customized Word ribbon, making it look much simpler, more like 2003. Wish I could import it to Excel.
    Have you tried double-clicking on the Ribbon, which hides the contents, leaving the tabs, which function much like menus?
    Charles Kyle Kenyon
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    No but thanks for the tip

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