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    Places Bar (Office XP)

    This is probably covered in a thread somewhere (o when o when will search return?)....

    Is it possible to change the tooltip text for places bar icons?

    Also,

    Is it possible to change the places bar icon for a "place"?
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    Re: Places Bar (Office XP)

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by Phil Rabichow on 27-Jun-03 14:12. )</P>Hi Kevin:
    This is out of my league, but I had this tip written down re tooltips:
    >>You can change the tooltip that shows for an individual button by changing it with a macro.
    >>commandbars(name or number).controls(name or number).tooltiptext=""

    Oh, and I just found this:

    From Allen Wyatt's WordTips
    To change the ToolTip that appears when you hover the mouse pointer over the toolbar button:

    Unfortunately, there is no easy way to change the ToolTip from any menu you can display in Word. Again, the Name field in the Modify Selection menu only controls what is shown as text within the toolbar button; it does not affect the ToolTip. So what are you to do? The only thing you can do is modify the ToolTip text via VBA and modify it in that way. The following short macro will do the trick:

    Public Sub FixToolTip()
    Const sToolTip As String = "My ToolTip Text"
    Const sTBName As String = "Standard"
    Const iBtnIdx As Integer = 5

    CommandBars(sTBName).Controls(iBtnIdx).TooltipText = sToolTip
    End Sub

    This macro only has to be run once, because Word remembers the new ToolTip text once it is set. All you need to do is change the values assigned to the three constants at the beginning of the macro:

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    Re: Places Bar (Office XP)

    I think we're talking different animals here. AFAIK, Placesbar items can only be changed via the registry

    Stuff like this:
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...&NoWebContent=1

    If you hover the mouse pointer over the icons in the places bar, tooltip text (eventually) pops up displaying the folder name the "place" points to. I was just
    trying to find out if any placesbar gurus out there knew if there's some secret way to change that text. It's not listed in any MS doc that I can find...
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