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    axing the reviewing toolbar (2002 SP2)

    Hey kids,
    I'm sure there are tips already out there on this, but the Search tool is down for the count, so forgive me for asking an obvious question...
    Is there a way to turn off the Reviewing Toolbar unless I want it? Every time I open a Word attachment I get the annoying little @#$!% <img src=/S/hairout.gif border=0 alt=hairout width=31 height=23> .
    Thanks!
    Angela

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    Re: axing the reviewing toolbar (2002 SP2)

    I don't use XP, but I recall a discussion of this in Woody's Office Watch (last year, I think). I found an issue where Woody discussed the interaction between certain document properties and the toolbar opening (vol 7, no 52), but didn't immediately see how to suppress the toolbar permanently. Feel free to keep searching.

    There have been posts here about "banishing" the Web toolbar. You can find an article on the MVPs.org site on that one: How to stop the web toolbar from jumping up at you whenever you click on a page number in the table of contents. Maybe the same kind of trick will work with the Reviewing toolbar?

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    Re: axing the reviewing toolbar (2002 SP2)

    Hi Angela,

    The following reply to a similar question was posted by MVP Terry Farrell in one of the MS Word newsgroups not long ago.

    <hr>This works for me:

    Try the following:

    1) Create a new toolbar and call it "Reviewing1"
    2) Select Tools + Customize and drag all the buttons off the Reviewing toolbar onto the Reviewing toolbar
    3) Run the following macro once:

    Sub BanishReviewingToolbar
    CommandBars("Reviewing").Enabled = False
    End Sub

    That gets rid of Microsoft' Reviewing toolbar permanently (unless you later run the same code but changing False to True). From now on, use your Reviewing1 toolbar if you need to, instead.

    For some reason I still occasionally have to run the macro again (maybe once a fortnight) but it is better than the Reviewing Toolbar from Hell popping up everytime you open someone else's document.<hr>

    I think point 2 should say "onto the Reviewing1 toolbar".

    Regards.

    Ed

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    Re: axing the reviewing toolbar (2002 SP2)

    Well, it ain't pretty, but it worked. I saw on the MVP site that jscher recommended that they also add this command to the AutoExec command to prevent it from popping up occasionally. I'll try that if it returns to haunt me. <img src=/S/pirate.gif border=0 alt=pirate width=22 height=18>

    Thanks for your help everyone!
    Angela

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