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    Missing Toolbars (2003)

    I've used some highly customized toolbars for several years. Yesterday they disappeared, and I'm back to plain vanilla.

    Any hints?
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    Re: Missing Toolbars (2003)

    Perhaps your .xlb file has become corrupt. This file stores your toolbar customizations. It is stored in Cocuments and Settings<username>Application DataMicrosoftExcel.
    You can try opening (double-clicking) the .xlb file; if that doesn't help, see if you have a backup from before the problem, and restore that.

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    Re: Missing Toolbars (2003)

    Some (bad) developers reset your toolbars to remove their own changes to the menus.

    What I have done is create a couple of custom toolbars with all the buttons I like on them and attach those toolbars to a workbook.

    That way, if I ever have to reset my menu system, I simply open that workbook and I have my own custom toolbars back in place.
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    Re: Missing Toolbars (2003)

    When I follow your link, I get
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    Re: Missing Toolbars (2003)

    Oops! I must be a registered user, because I don't get that message. (Also, I've posted a number of reviews on epinions). Epinions is a very worthwhile site -- it has reviews of a LOT of products from the computer field and elsewhere. It might be worthwhile for you to register (or maybe not, of course).
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    Re: Missing Toolbars (2003)

    OK, thanks.

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    Re: Missing Toolbars (2003)

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    Fixed it. Thanks!

    The culprit was a toolbar installed by Scansoft/Nuance PDF Professional 3. I installed this program months ago, and it just acted up now. Their knowledge base admits to their toolbars introducing come-and-go instability. I killed their toolbars, installed backup copies of .XLB, and everything seems to work fine now.

    I've posted a review of PDF Professional 3 HERE (You may have to be registered at epinions.com to see the review. Bottom line is that PDF Pro isn't a very good program, IMHO).
    Lou Sander
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