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    Office 2007 Ribbons (Initial release)

    Ribbons. I hate them already!
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    Re: Office 2007 Ribbons (Initial release)

    A COM Add-in typically would add interface items in a procedure that runs when it is loaded. In theory, you could check which user is the logged in user before adding the interface items. This might be more trouble than it's worth.

    I'm curious what happened to "attached templates" as we knew them (DOT files). Are they completely replaced by .docm files? Does it also mean no "global templates"? (Our document management system depends on global templates...)

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    Re: Office 2007 Ribbons (Initial release)

    Default global template is Normal.Dotm. Location is Cocuments and Settings(user)Application DataMicrosoftTemplates (just like Office2003). MSWord StartUp folder is in the same location as Word 2003. However, Windows Vista makes it a pain to get to these folders.
    Word 2003 toolbars in templates made solution simple. Give the people needing the MSWord customization the customized template. Put into their MSWord Startup folder and they have the toolbars. Others using the same PC without the customized template have regular MSWord. I guess this solution was too easy for Microsoft. Office 2007 makes things needlessly complex.

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    Re: Office 2007 Ribbons (Initial release)

    I guess I'll have to bookmark this thread and return when I get a chance to use Office 2007. Around July, probably. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Office 2007 Ribbons (Initial release)

    >I'm curious what happened to "attached templates" as we knew them (DOT files).

    You can read my notes on DOTM here.
    I make note of all my global addins working here

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    Re: Office 2007 Ribbons (Initial release)

    Chris, I read your notes on DOTM but don't understand what they mean. Perhaps it will be clearer next Summer after I have some hands-on with the product.

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    Re: Office 2007 Ribbons (Initial release)

    > but don't understand what they mean.
    Me neither, now I go back and look.

    I think it is a "heads up" warning on Word2007 not playing by the same (registry) rules as previous versions.
    Word 97/2000/2002/2003 appear to be consistent in tracking/obtaining the save interval through the resgistry.
    Word2007 appears to follow a different set of rules.

    The post is in the nature of "If you perceive conflict between Normal.dot and Normal.DOTM, so do I".

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