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    Silver Lounger
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    'My Places = my mistake (2003 SP-1)

    Well, Magoo you've done it again! <IMG SRC=http://www.the-highway.com/Smileys/stupidme.gif> Before realizing that I don't need Microsoft's Add-in, "My Places", I went ahead and installed it. I had to manually register the Places.dll file to get the "Set Places" item to appear in the Tools menu. Well, after setting it all up and trying it out, the Icons didn't change from large to small as they were supposed to do. THEN... I saw that there was already an option to add/remove items to the My Places column. Okay.... so I did what I thought was reasonable and unregistered the Places.dll file and removed all the associated Add-in files.

    The problem I now have is that in the Tools menu, the "Set Places" item is still there and I don't know what else needs to be done to remove it. Have I missed something that I should have done in addition to what I did? Is this just a matter of doing something in the Registry??

    Somebody want to bail me out of this one?

    Jeff <IMG SRC=http://www.the-highway.com/Smileys/embarrassed.gif>
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    Re: 'My Places = my mistake (2003 SP-1)

    1. See if the add-in is still listed in Tools | Templates and Add-ins... If so, select it and click "Remove". Then quit and restart Word.
    2. If the menu item is still there, see if you can remove it manually: select Tools | Customize..., and drag the "Set Places" item away from the menu. Drop it and close the Customize dialog.

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    Re: 'My Places = my mistake (2003 SP-1)

    I haven't used Word 2003, but in past versions, you can remove an item from a menu by:
    1. Pressing Alt+Ctrl+Minus The cursor will turn into a thick minus sign.
    2. Click the cursor on the Tools menu. It will expand.
    3. Click on the Set Places item & it will be removed.
    Cheers,

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    Re: 'My Places = my mistake (2003 SP-1)

    Hans & Phil,

    Thanks to both of you for some valuable new information. I decided to use a very recent True Image backup and restored my system to its former glory before I let my impetuosity get the best of me rather than being plagued by thoughts of, "I wonder what things have changed that I don't know about that may cause problems later?"

    Anyway.. It's great to know that you can remove items from the menus given the method(s) you have shared. But if one did remove an item from a menu in this manner, what is involved in putting it back on or adding something else? That would be equally valuable to know. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

    Thanks again,

    Jeff
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    Re: 'My Places = my mistake (2003 SP-1)

    Select Tools | Customize...

    Activate the Toolbars tab. If you select a built-in toolbar, you can click Restore to undo ALL customizations for that toolbar, i.e. return it to its factory-set state.

    Alternatively, activate the Commands tab. You will see a list of Categories on the left hand side and a list of Commands on the right hand side. You can select a Category, then a Command, and drag it to a menu or toolbar. This way you can add (or restore) individual commands. Beside the standard menu and toolbar items, there are many other commands available. Clicking on a command, then on Description will (in many cases) display a short description of what the command does. If you have some spare time, it is worth browsing through the lists - there may be something that you find very handy.

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