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    Re: Tip for Office Tool Bar in Win XP (0.1)

    It is a neat trick. Note that if you then drag the new toolbar to your Quick Launch, it becomes a 'pop-up' menu for the items on it.

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    Re: Tip for Office Tool Bar in Win XP (0.1)

    Yes... that Quick Launch toolbar is great with this added shortcut folder.

    Going with Sal21's original tip previously, I've dragged the toolbar created to become another toolbar within my double-high (read two line) taskbar. Currently, there's two shortcut folders for active projects (minimized to only the pop-up ability), an address window for folder / internet access, and the regular quick launch icons and open programs displayed.

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    Re: Tip for Office Tool Bar in Win XP (0.1)

    For those who (and when) are using Vista, there is a "Right Click" item "Add to Quick Launch".

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

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    Re: Tip for Office Tool Bar in Win XP (0.1)

    With XP you don't need to right-click - just dragging an item to QL adds it. The point about this tip is that it creates a new taskbar-type toolbar that can be on any edge of the screen and can be given auto-hide properties as well.

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    Tip for Office Toolbar in Windows XP

    A while ago I changed my operating system from Windows 2000 to XP...
    In this new operating system, and after installing Office I couldn't find the typical Office toolbar...
    Now I have found this tip:

    Copy or drag all icons that you want to a folder created on you desktop.
    Drag this folder to one of the edges of the screen and release the mouse.
    Automatically a new toolbar with your icons is displayed!
    It will act like a taskbar toolbar in Windows XP.

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    Re: Tip for Office Toolbar in Windows XP

    That is a neat trick, and it seems to work for all kinds of things, for instance you can drag icons like My Documents or My Network Places in the same way.

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    Re: Tip for Office Toolbar in Windows XP

    I particularly like to save my searches to this folder. This way I have toolbar holding my frequently searched for items.
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    Re: Tip for Office Tool Bar in Win XP (0.1)

    That's very cool. Note though that the pop-up menu only works if the folder icon in question is hidden from normal view and you have to use the >> button to see it - otherwise, clicking on the icon will open the folder in Windows Explorer.
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