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    Overloaded Picture Dialog box (2000)

    When I tried to insert some WordArt as discussed in recent WOW and MM letters, the Dialog box that appeared after Insert/Picture listed 100's (1000's?) of "Clip Collection" lines. It took minutes to slew to the end of the list for the other choices. I have not been able to straighten this out. Any suggestions?

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    Re: Overloaded Picture Dialog box (2000)

    Could you have slipped into the ClipArt viewer? "Picture" should give you a a fly-out menu with 6-8 options, one of which would be WordArt. If your fly-out menu has become polluted with hundreds/thousands of items, we might have to do some repairs, either by doing a reset on all your menus and toolbars, or something more surgical.

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    Re: Overloaded Picture Dialog box (2000)

    No, I didn't slip unfortunately. As soon as I put the cursor on "Picture" the list of "Clip Collection" 's appears. The options you mention are at the end of the list, a l-o-o-o-n-g slew away.

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    Re: Overloaded Picture Dialog box (2000)

    You seem to have three options here:
    1. <LI>Reset your Menu Bar and hope they go away. It might not work, and it might eliminate customizations you like, so this might not be the best choice, even if it is the easiest. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

      <LI>Add the no-longer-conveniently-available options to another menu or toolbar for quicker access. Actually, for WordArt, you can simply display the WordArt toolbar (View>Toolsbars>WordArt).

      <LI>Clean up your menus (Tools>Customize..., open Insert, drag a new menu over...). This could be quite time-consuming, dragging all the clip items onto sub-menus or whatever. Only of interest if you think it will make your life easier many times down the road.
    Hope this helps.

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    Re: Overloaded Picture Dialog box (2000)

    Thanks for the help. I tried option 1, it didn't work. I created a new toolbar for the six items at the end of the "Clip Collection" list, but that still leaves me with the huge list and now I have to remember that new toolbar. Is it not possible to change the menu? Option 3 seems to indicate that it is but I haven't found a way to do it.

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    Re: Overloaded Picture Dialog box (2000)

    Either this is going to be labor intensive (dragging clip items off that menu onto another menu), or a programming morass (writing a program to do that) or... I wonder whether these items are being inserted into the menu by an add-in/global template? If you look at the Tools>Templates and Add-ins dialog, does anything stick out at you are being clip art related? If you uncheck it/remove it, perhaps this will go away. No guarantees of course, as add-ins often fail to clean up after themseves, but it is something to check.

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    Re: Overloaded Picture Dialog box (2000)

    The only things in Templates Add-in seem to be related to Palm Pilot (which I rarely use).

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    Re: Overloaded Picture Dialog box (2000)

    If you don't want these clip items any more, you can try removing them manually.

    Open Tools>Customize..

    Drop down the Insert menu, open the Picture fly-out, then drag unwanted items off the toolbar area. They should disappear when you release the mouse button.

    If you are asked to save changes to Normal.dot on closing Word, remember to say yes or they will all be back!

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    Re: Overloaded Picture Dialog box (2000)

    Well that did it, one at a time, lots of times. Thank you. <img src=/S/thankyou.gif border=0 alt=thankyou width=40 height=15>

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