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    Reviewing Pane and Style Area (Word 2002/SP1)

    In Word 2002 whenever the Reviewing Pane is opened, the Style Area is set to zero width.

    Does anyone have a simple work-around for this, please?

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    Re: Reviewing Pane and Style Area (Word 2002/SP1)

    Hi Robin. Unfortunately, Word disallows viewing of the style area while the reviewing pane is open. More frustrating to me is that it doesn't return the style area width when I turn off the pane. I wrote the following macro and have replaced the "reviewing pane" button on my reviewing toolbar.

    <pre>Sub KBReviewingPane()
    ' KBReviewingPane Macro
    ' Macro written 7/15/2002 by KB MacKenzie
    ' Toggle between Normal w/.5 style area and Reviewing Pane
    '
    If ActiveWindow.View.SplitSpecial = wdPaneNone Then
    ActiveWindow.View.SplitSpecial = wdPaneRevisions
    Else
    ActiveWindow.View.SplitSpecial = wdPaneNone
    With ActiveWindow
    .StyleAreaWidth = InchesToPoints(0.5) 'set style area width
    End With
    End If
    End Sub</pre>


    Hope this helps.
    Karen

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    Re: Reviewing Pane and Style Area (Word 2002/SP1)

    Karen,

    Thank you very much for your response, and the macro.

    I had rather hoped that there was a setting somewhere in Word that I didn't know about that would allow the style area to be re-instated when the Reviewing Pane is closed.

    Your macro provides a great fix for the problem. However, in this organization fixes that require toolbar customizations are not generally practicable, as we do not have central control over users' set-ups. So, I shall have to try to figure out a way to make your fix available to those users who know they want it.

    Thank you, once again.

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    Re: Reviewing Pane and Style Area (Word 2002/SP1)

    I've found that saving both the macros and menu/toolbar customizations into a separate template that is placed in the startup works well. I am personally loathe to alter things in normal.dot because of corruption issues.

    If you do decide to create a separate automation template to change menus, and use add-ins which do the same the results can sometimes be unexpected. Word loads the start-up templates in reverse alpha order (so if you have a template called zzz.dot it loads before aaa.dot) so that's something to keep in mind when deciding what to name the template.

    Good luck.
    Karen

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    Re: Reviewing Pane and Style Area (Word 2002/SP1)

    Karen,

    Thank you for your further help and advice.

    Like you I keep well away from Normal.dot.

    The mechanism I have for making macros and customizations available to our users is to place them in a template on a server and encourage the users to load the template as a global when they need to use its contents. In this context it looks as though I should need to include the subroutine you suggested in an AutoExec macro in the global template.

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