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    Word 2013: edit right-click/context menu

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    Have searched and searched for a way to edit the context menu in Word 2013 and it seems it cannot be done. Is this correct? I know features can be added to Quick Access Bar but that's not as productive...

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    acerfmayer,

    I don't know anything about this program but it showed up in my search.

    Context Menu Tuner

    It's donation ware so you can try for free. I'd advise system backup first and of course malware scan and care in the installation process for addons you don't want or need.

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    Thanks for your search. That seems to apply to Windows, not Word....

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    Sorry about that! It mentioned Word in the search result I should have investigated further.

    Maybe this will be more useful a way to do it in VBA.

    Tips page can still be beneficial and will show you you you can use VBA to customize the Word shortcut (aka right-click) menus programmatically.
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    Editing these menus depends on being able to find out what they are and your skills at XML.
    http://gregmaxey.mvps.org/word_tip_p...tcut_menu.html

    Editing Ribbon-Version Context (Short-Cut) Menus
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    Thanks. Have consulted your site for many years now. Nice to 'meet' you. My skills are not that sophisticated, especially since I am new to Word 2013 and its ins and outs.

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    Here's a link to an MS page that covers this:

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/libr...ice.14%29.aspx

    Modifying right-click menus is similar to modifying Ribbon and Backstage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acerfmayer View Post
    Thanks. Have consulted your site for many years now. Nice to 'meet' you. My skills are not that sophisticated, especially since I am new to Word 2013 and its ins and outs.
    Glad you are getting use from the stuff I've posted.

    It was a lot easier in the menu versions, I agree. It is pretty much the same in any of the Ribbon versions. It requires both XML and vba skills.

    Here's a place to start, but this is not an afternoon project.
    Customize the Ribbon - It Doesn't Take Rocket Science!

    Modifying the QAT is much easier - and can be made specific to individual templates or documents if you want.
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    Thanks, Charles. Will study, study, study. Wonder why option to delete an item in (text) context menu is no longer available, much less adding an option.

    APpreciate your time and suggestions.

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    Hi, Richard -

    I have no problem modifying the the Ribbon. (Had to look up what Backstage was--that's how unknowledgeable I am.)

    Thanks for your post.

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    There's a book called RibbonX by Ken Puls (and others). It was written for Office 2007, so it is outdated in some ways, and doesn't cover Backstage at all (introduced with 2010). But I recommend the book for the foundation it provides about the Ribbon. Microsoft has pages called "Customizing the fluid Ribbon interface" that are very informative for 2010 and 2013. (Unfortunately, some have been retired.) Other than RibbonX, I don't know of any full-blown reference books that have been published. I still like using a 600 page reference book for learning/study.

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    Thank you very much indeed for the recommendations!

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