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    Toolbar won't default to "visible"

    A document was created in Word 2000.

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    Re: Toolbar won't default to "visible"

    Hello, Dale. Just a shot in the dark, but maybe it's a security setting on the recipient's machine. I don't know where they are in 97, but in 2000 its Tools / Macros / Security.

    HTH
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    Re: Toolbar won't default to

    In Word 2000, you can set to any of three security levels.
    In Word 97, just two, essentially: On or Off - which can be set in Tools/Options/General.

    An intriguing thing: I'd never saved a toolbar to a document before (as opposed to a template) - but just did so in a test doc in Word 97. Strangest thing: whenever I reopen this file now, I get the macro warning.

    And if I click on "Disable Macros" to open the document as read-only, the toolbar ain't there! - not even via View/Toolbars.

    I think we're on to some weird wrinkle of Word behavior but I can't figure out what![img]/w3timages/icons/crazy.gif[/img]

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    Re: Toolbar won't default to

    Thanks for the tip about security settings.

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    Re: Toolbar won't default to

    Another file that contains information about toolbar settings is Word.pip. See if that files changes when you change toolbar settings.

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    Re: Toolbar won't default to

    No, it doesn't change, Phil.* The only file that changes is user.dat.

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    Re: Toolbar won't default to

    Hi Dale:

    I find this to be interesting because I never thought about show/hide if a toolbar was saved with a document. You are correct that the position & show/hide is not saved with a document.

    It should be set the way it was when Word was closed (which confirms what you've demonstrated empirically; the option is per user, not per document).

    Still, I wonder what would happen if you renamed the Word.pip file & then had the user open the file, change the toggle the show/hide to the opposite, close Word, then reopen the document. Perhaps without write privileges, the .pip file isn't changed. I'm just kind of surprised--when I change my toolbars, the Word.pip file is changed.

    However, the following kb article seems to indicate that the settings are contained in the Data key located at

    HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftOffice9.0WordDat a

    You can see the article here.

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    Re: Toolbar won't default to

    Thanks, Phil

    I tried renaming word.pip, but it still doesn't get changed when I change the toolbar setting and close the document.

    Anyway, I've solved the particular problem I was having by writing an AutoOpen macro to force the toolbar on (which was the original problem that started me on this little investigation).

    Thanks for your help, Phil
    Dale

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