Monday, September 17, 2012 10:15 AMCan a custom Task Pane in Word 2007/2010 be created using Macros?
Monday, September 17, 2012 10:28 AMModerator
I'm afraid that you can only create custom task panes using a COM Add-in, whether the standard COM Add-in or a VSTO Add-in. There's no way to define a custom task pane using VBA or XML like in the Office Fluent UI (Ribbon).
If the pane should be specific to a document, then you'd want a VSTO document-level customization and it would then be an "Actions Pane".
ClickOnce technology should make distribution fairly simple, as far as the user-side is concerned.
You might also want to look at the new "Web app" technology in Office 2013. This lets you create a task pane in Word that's linked to code on the Internet/Intranet (or in SharePoint), but the solution is at the application, not the document leve.
Cindy Meister, VSTO/Word MVP, my blog
- Marked As Answer by Rohit Jain Wednesday, September 19, 2012 11:04 AM
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 11:05 AMThanks for the response, Cindy. This will help in further exploration.