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    Toolbars (Word 2003)

    Hello,
    Everytime I open up a document, I end up with a reviewing toolbar, which I never use. I have ot manually close it and open the Outlining toolbar, which I do use. Is there a way to have Outlining automatically open up each time instead of Reviewing?
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    Re: Toolbars (Word 2003)

    To get rid of the Reviewing toolbar, put the following macro in a module in your Normal.dot template:

    Sub AutoExec()
    CommandBars("Reviewing").Enabled = False
    End Sub

    Make sure that you save Normal.dot, then restart Word. The Reviewing toolbar should stay away for a while at least <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

    The Outlining toolbar should be displayed automatically when you're in Outline view. To make it visible under all circumstances is not so easy - see my reply in the thread starting at <post:=625,899>post 625,899</post:>.

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    Re: Toolbars (Word 2003)

    The Reviewing toolbar usually appears when a document contains Comments or Tracked Changes. In that sense, it is a useful indication of various metadata that some prefer not to share with others when a document is "finalized." You might check whether there is something unusual about your documents that causes the bar always to appear, even if you do plan to suppress it anyway. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Toolbars (Word 2003)

    Thanks, all.

    Hans, should I do that even though I generally don't use normal.dot? The template I use is called outline.dot or some other one.

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    Re: Toolbars (Word 2003)

    If you put the code in Normal.dot, it will be run each time you start Word. Normal.dot is always loaded, even if you use another template.

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    Re: Toolbars (Word 2003)

    If the reviewing toolbar appears only when you open a document based upon outline.dot, the solution is trivial:

    open outline.dot for editing -- as if it were a document
    hide the reviewing toolbar.

    Save.

    See if it appears next time you open a document based on that template.

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    Re: Toolbars (Word 2003)

    The reviewing tool bar is there even with documents based on Normal.dot. I don't know when it started appearing, but it is always there.

    How do I put a macro in a module in Normal.dot?

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    Re: Toolbars (Word 2003)

    > How do I put a macro in a module in Normal.dot?

    In Word, press Alt+F11 to activate the Visual Basic Editor.
    Click in Normal in the Project Explorer (the treeview on the left)
    Select Insert | Module.
    Type or paste the code into the window that appears.

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    Re: Toolbars (Word 2003)

    I got it to work! Here is how I got rid of the annoying Drawing and Reviewing toolbars from Word everytime it starts up:

    I opened up Normal.dot;
    I went into Tools/Customize;
    I unchecked them;
    I saved Normal;
    I closed Word.

    When I restarted Word, they at last disappeared, which is great becuase now I don't have so much of my screen take up by toolbars that I NEVER use.

    But now the PDFMaker toolbar still appears, even though I made it disappear in Normal.dot. I still have to manually make it go away in each document. How can I get rid of it permanently? I already tried looking in Options in Adobe Acrobat and couldn't find anything to tell it not to put that menu in Word.

    Regards,

    JMT

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    Re: Toolbars (Word 2003)

    The PDFMaker toolbar cannot be suppressed except by uninstalling the PDFMaker.dot add-in. It has been programmed to create the toolbar each time you start Word, and it may also change the setting of other toolbars that don't belong to PDFMaker.

    Also see Lose that Adobe Acrobat Toolbar by Graham Mayor.

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