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    Single Taskbar Icon (Word 2000)

    I've just upgraded to a new Windows XP Pro machine, dusted off my Office 2000 disks and re-installed. However, I'm stumped by some of the issues which I know I resolved on my old Windows 2000 machine.

    1. How do I get word to display a single taskbar button instead of one button per document? I've found the setting in Excel's Toos>Options dialog but Word doesn't seem to have it.
    2. Why do the trusty old keyboard shortcuts of Ctrl+F6 to switch windows and Ctrl+F4 to close a window have no effect? In fact, if I try to set a Ctrl+ shortcut, it isn't even logged.

    Any help appreciated.

    The keyboard is a Logitech connected via USB. I don't know if that's relevant as the Ctrl key works for everything not connected with shortcuts.

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    Re: Single Taskbar Icon (Word 2000)

    You need an add-in created by Romke Soldaat to make Word 2000 display a single taskbar icon (in Word 2002, it is an option, as in Excel 2000). You can download it from Compuserve Office Forum - it is the first link in "Cool downloads" on the right hand side.

    Alt+Tab can be used to switch between documents. I don't know why Ctrl+F4 and Ctrl+F6 don't work for you - they should, according to WD2000: Keyboard Shortcuts for Microsoft Word. However, I don't have Word 2000 myself, so I can't test.

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    Re: Single Taskbar Icon (Word 2000)

    Hi Sam:
    With regard to the keyboard shortcuts, they should work. Start by loading Word & pressing Alt+Ctrl+NumPadPlus. The cursor turns into a clover. Then press the keyboard shortcuts Ctrl+F6 (NextWindow) to see what comes up. Do the same with Ctrl+F4 (CloseWindow). If the right commands don't show up, you can add them using Tools/Customize/Keyboard.

    It could be that something has changed your normal.dot or some add-in is interfering. If so, you might check <post#=197827>post 197827</post#> for steps to correct this.
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    Re: Single Taskbar Icon (Word 2000)

    Thanks - I'll download that.

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    Re: Single Taskbar Icon (Word 2000)

    Phil, Thanks for the suggesstions.

    I've tried Tools>Customize>Keyboard. The current current keys box shows no Ctrl+ combinations for any command and Ctrl+key does nothing - no key combinations are added to the current keys box. Every other key combination works normally. It's a clean install so nothing could have interfered with Normal.dot

    I would expext Alt+Tab to work while Word is displaying documents in separate taskbar buttons - that is normal Windows behaviour so the only explanation I have is that the Logitech keybord with all it's additional buttons for email, WWW, etc has hijacked the Ctrl key's normal functionality in Office.

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    Re: Single Taskbar Icon (Word 2000)

    What is the relevance of the clover?! I never knew that happened, and I have used Word for ages! <img src=/S/clever.gif border=0 alt=clever width=15 height=15>

    Is it just a shortcut to the keyboard shortcuts?

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    Re: Single Taskbar Icon (Word 2000)

    There are three menu/toolbar customization shortcuts; they should be listed if you look up keyboard shortcuts in the help index.

    Alt+Ctrl+= changes the mouse pointer into a fat <big>+</big>. If you click a toolbar button, the corresponding item will be added to the appropriate menu. For example, if you click the B (bold) button on the formatting toolbar, a Bold item will be added to the Format menu. Pressing Esc will return the mouse pointer to normal, if you decide not to add an item.

    Alt+Ctrl+- (with the dash/minus on the "normal" keyboard, not on the numeric keypad) changes the mouse pointer to a fat [b]<big>

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    Re: Single Taskbar Icon (Word 2000)

    Thanks Hans, I do have the 'Prompt to save to normal.dot' on, as have customised my toolbars depending on which project i am working on, but have not come accross these three ways of doing this. Something learned <img src=/S/bravo.gif border=0 alt=bravo width=16 height=30>

    I noticed also that when you do CTRL ALT numPLUS and get the clover, you can click anywhere on the page and Word positions the cursor there, using paragraphs and tabs. Not that i would use that often as tables are preferable to me for such positioning!

    Regards, P
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    Re: Single Taskbar Icon (Word 2000)

    >> you can click anywhere on the page and Word positions the cursor there

    In Word 2002 (and presumably in 2003 too), you can double-click in an empty spot on the page to position the insertion point there, but since - as you remark - Word inserts paragraph marks and tabs to do so, I dislike this option; it is bound to wreak havoc with your document.

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    Re: Single Taskbar Icon (Word 2000)

    Hi Hans:
    It exists in Word 2000, also, under Tools/Options/Edit/Engage click and type. And I agree it's a horrible option...clearly a marketing device.
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    Re: Single Taskbar Icon (Word 2000)

    You can print a complete list of the Word keyboard shortcuts that exists on your machine by going to Tools/Macros/Macros (Alt+F8), changing the dropdown look in box to Word commands, scrolling to ListCommands & click Run. It will create a new document in table form listing all the Word shortcuts on your machine.

    If you want a list of all the default Word commands (the ones that come with Word before any modification), start Word from the command line with the /a switch (Start/Run & type "winword.exe /a" (no quotes). Then follow the steps above.
    Cheers,

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