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    Disable Task Panes (Office XP)

    Does anyone know how to disable the task panes and return to dialog boxes? I have looked in the options and can only disable the startup task pane, but not the others.

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    Re: Disable Task Panes (Office XP)

    To my knowledge, there is no gobal option to diable task panes. You may want to check out <A target="_blank" HREF=http://office.microsoft.com/assistance/2002/articles/otaskpanes.aspx>this article</A> from Microsoft's website. It looks as though you can use the View menu to hide task panes, but as for its permanence, I can say - I have played with it a tad but not enough. If you clear the "Show at startup" checkbox, I believe it prevents other task panes from appearing as well.
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    Re: Disable Task Panes (Office XP)

    look in the office resource kit - you can disable the task bar completely. it's online at microsoft's web site.

    you can access the dialogs even with the task pane available though.

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    Re: Disable Task Panes (Office XP)

    Mary, where is the article at Microsoft located? I didn't run across it in my travails across the net this afternoon.
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    Re: Disable Task Panes (Office XP)

    no, the others will show if they are called - like copying to the clipboard.

    i was looking in the ork for something else and happened on the task pane one somehow but couldn't find it again yesterday. the history is on a differnet computer - i'll try to remember to check it when i'm at that system later. i thought about copying the page, because i have a user who fusses about the task panes but then i decided no, he can learn to like the task pane. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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