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    Unwanted Menubar item removal? (2003 SP-2)

    I noticed an item on Word's Menubar which I want to remove since none of its menu items are functional after uninstalling a program. How can I remove this item? See the screenshot below.

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    Re: Unwanted Menubar item removal? (2003 SP-2)

    First, check if there is a PDF add-in in Tools | Templates and Add-Ins... If so, remove it.
    Otherwise, see if you can simply remove it in Tools | Customize... (drag the menu away from the menu bar)

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    Re: Unwanted Menubar item removal? (2003 SP-2)

    <hr>First, check if there is a PDF add-in in Tools | Templates and Add-Ins... If so, remove it.
    Otherwise, see if you can simply remove it in Tools | Customize... (drag the menu away from the menu bar)<hr>
    Hans,

    You da man! <IMG SRC=http://www.the-highway.com/Smileys/BigThumbUp.gif> I had already checked in the "Templates and Addins" section and nothing was there. So, I tried your second suggestion and that worked. I didn't realize that Menubar items could be removed in that manner. I thought only Toolbar items could be added and removed. So, I learned something today.

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    Re: Unwanted Menubar item removal? (2003 SP-2)

    Hans, I don't have a PDF add-in in Tools | Templates and Add-Ins...
    I've tried removing it in Tools | Customize ... by dragging it off as you suggest. However, every time I open a new file, the dang pdf toolbar now appears as a floating toolbar on top of my other toolbar. I would not mind so much having the pdf toolbar on my screen if it didn't ALWAYS grab a new row (or column, when I've tried docking it on the right) every time I open a document. If it would just behave and stay where I put it, all would be forgiven. How can I tell it just to go away and not come back (unless I want it someday in the future)?
    Thanks for your help with this.
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    Re: Unwanted Menubar item removal? (2003 SP-2)

    If it comes back by itself, something must do that - it is not built into Word. To find the culprit, try the steps in Phil Rabichow's <!post=Systematic Approach to Behavioral Problems in Word (97/2000),197827>Systematic Approach to Behavioral Problems in Word (97/2000)<!/post>.

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    Re: Unwanted Menubar item removal? (2003 SP-2)

    Hi Troy,

    Do you have Acrobat 6 or 7? In case you do, here are a couple of sites with info on this issue:

    http://www.gmayor.com/lose_that_adob...at_toolbar.htm - covers 6 and 7 (go to the bottom of the page for 7)
    http://www-staff.lboro.ac.uk/~elmt/TidyAcrobat.htm - covers 7

    Best,
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    Re: Unwanted Menubar item removal? (2003 SP-2)

    Kim, I like that TidyAcrobat code. I can foresee ways to clone it for various purposes.
    In the meantime, I discovered (following a thought somewhere in the materials Hans pointed me to) that by simply opening normal.dot, turning off the pdf toolbar, and then saving normal.dot--voila', problem solved. (At least for now.)
    Thanks for taking the initiative to pass along that additional info!
    Troy

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