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    Icons / View (Word 2000)

    Is it possible to remove any of the icons that change the view? I'm referring to the icons just above the status bar in Word. We'd like to remove the Web layout and Outline layout if possible.

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    Re: Icons / View (Word 2000)

    Having never tried, I can now tell you that View / Toolbars / Customize doesn't work. However, on Tools / Options / View Tab you can unmark the "Horizontal Scroll Bar" which is where those buttons live. But be warned, it can cause problems navigating and viewing if someone likes to use zoomed views.

    Maybe one of the VBA people can provide code for overriding those commands.
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    Re: Icons / View (Word 2000)

    Hi Richard,

    Not to my knowledge. Unless you want to remove all of them by removing the view of the Horizontal Scrollbar under Tools/Options/View.

    I can't help asking why you want to remove them. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Icons / View (Word 2000)

    Why remove them??? Beats me! It was requested by the training people and word processing manager. Don't want the users digging around, you know!!!

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    Re: Icons / View (Word 2000)

    Control freaks
    <img src=/S/threadhead.gif border=0 alt=threadhead width=28 height=31>
    . <img src=/S/fire.gif border=0 alt=fire width=15 height=15>
    I work with a bunch of them.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Icons / View (Word 2000)

    <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15> - boy does that sound familiar!

    Richard, just out of curiosity, what kind of firm do you work in - sounds just like my (law) firm!

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    Re: Icons / View (Word 2000)

    Yes, law firms.... several of them.

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    Re: Icons / View (Word 2000)

    Hi Richard,

    Computer trainers want them removed?? That's a shame. All the trainers need to do is train the users properly and there wouldn't be a problem.

    I'm a computer trainer myself and one of the first things I train new Word users on is the different views and what they are used for. (It sounds like your trainers need to come and see me for their training! LOL)

    Web View they probably won't use for awhile, but they need to know what it looks like if they get into it and how to get into another.

    Now Outline View is a different story. This view is a pretty powerful view if they are trained to use it properly. See this article, <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.mvps.org/word/FAQs/Formatting/UsingOLView.htm>How to save yourself hours by using Outline View properly</A> for details.

    Perhaps you should pass this along to them. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Icons / View (Word 2000)

    It's the Web view they wanted removed. I know that the trainers (an outside training company) have been asked by the firm NOT to traing the outline view (I've reached the point where I don't ask why any more), but there was no desire to remove the icon or menu item for that view. My own feeling is to leave even the things that aren't trained. Some users may want to explore and figure them out on their own. It's not like it would be a danger to one's self or to others to have these views available!!!

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    Re: Icons / View (Word 2000)

    <<Some users may want to explore and figure them out on their own. It's not like it would be a danger to one's self or to others to have these views available!!! >>

    Hey, they might even learn something that increases their productivity time!

    If it weren't for my own explorations I wouldn't have the knowledge I have today. Like I said, it's a shame that this mentality exists. Normally I see it in those companies that don't want to provide the proper training. But in this case they are going to spend the money and bring trainers in! That's just illogical...
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    Re: Icons / View (Word 2000)

    The only reasoning I can see them using is that they don't want the users "playing around" looking at different views and functionality. <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>
    However, of all the things to "play" with in Word, views should be the least of their worries... <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>
    Best of luck!!
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    Re: Icons / View (Word 2000)

    I know from my own experience that if you save a document in the web view, it stays that way and cannot be "redone" That may be why they want the web view taken off.

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