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    Word97 Customise using MenuWork

    In Word 97, under Customise/Commands/All Commands is an item 'MenuWork'. Drag this to the toolbar, and you get an extremely useful Work Menu that allows you to build a list of commonly used documents that can be opened very easily. Unfortunately, the only action appears to be 'Add'. I can't find any way of removing a document once it's in the list! I've searched all over, even in the registry, but to no avail. I even uninstalled and reinstalled Word, but although I had to put the Work Menu back on the toolbar, as soon as I did, the list was just as I left it! Has anyone any idea where Word keeps the list, and how it can be edited? I'm going crazy as I want to remove some entries that were useful once but not now.

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    Re: Word97 Customise using MenuWork

    Hi Keith:
    Press Alt+Ctrl+- (that's a minus sign, above the P). The cursor will change to a thick minus. You can now click on any menu & remove a menu item. Repeat for each item.

    Hope this helps.

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    Re: Word97 Customise using MenuWork

    Deleted - solution offered does not work.

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    Re: Word97 Customise using MenuWork

    [img]/w3timages/icons/love.gif[/img]Brilliant! It works a treat! And to think of all the months I've had to put up with this! Thanks, Phil!

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    Re: Word97 Customise using MenuWork

    <font face="Georgia">One other thing I learned about the work menu is that the maximum number of files is 9. If you add anything after that, the oldest just drops off.</font face=georgia>

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    Re: Word97 Customise using MenuWork

    See http://www.addbalance.com/word/workmenu.htm for an explanation of how to use the Work menu.
    Charles Kyle Kenyon
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    Re: Word97 Customise using MenuWork

    Thanks Charles, that's a very useful idea and I've used the suggestion about putting the command in the menu itself. I agree, it's a very useful menu, sadly under- if not completely un-documented, and should be promoted more. There's a similar one in Excel, which is a little harder to use (you need to set up the open in a macro), but ultimately more flexible.

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    Re: Word97 Customise using MenuWork

    Thank you for passing this on. I just added it to my webpage on the Work menu.
    Charles Kyle Kenyon
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