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Removing legacy menus from a Word 2010 template

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  • I need to clean up some legacy menu items from a template that I've inherited.  I took the old *.dot file developed for Word 2003 or earlier and updated it to *.dotm.  Word 2010 helpfully puts the legacy menus and toolbars into the Add-Ins tab.  In the screenshot below, there are two buttons that pop up VBA forms.  But now I want to remove them.

    I've read this MSDN post and it's exactly the information I need.  However, the code he provides to list all the contents of the CommandBars collection doesn't help me find any reference to the buttons.  The file is 2000 lines long, so I have to use the find command.  You'd think with a Caption named "International Template Help", a search of the CommandBars output would find something - but I cannot find anything.  So for all intents and purposes, it appears that those buttons aren't members of the CommandBars collection.

    What other options do I have for finding and removing those buttons from my *.dotm template file?

    Wednesday, August 28, 2013 5:19 PM

Answers

  • Can you not right click them and "Delete Custom Toolbar"

    Greg Maxey Please visit my website at: http://gregmaxey.mvps.org/word_tips.htm

    • Marked as answer by derek.camp Thursday, August 29, 2013 12:18 PM
    Wednesday, August 28, 2013 6:04 PM

All replies

  • Can you not right click them and "Delete Custom Toolbar"

    Greg Maxey Please visit my website at: http://gregmaxey.mvps.org/word_tips.htm

    • Marked as answer by derek.camp Thursday, August 29, 2013 12:18 PM
    Wednesday, August 28, 2013 6:04 PM
  • Sometimes the simplest answers are the least obvious.  Now I feel rather stupid.  Thank you.
    • Edited by derek.camp Thursday, August 29, 2013 12:18 PM
    Thursday, August 29, 2013 12:18 PM
  • The boat you feel like you are in is actually a very large ship.  All of us has sailed in her from time to time.  You are not alone and I'm glad I could help.

    Greg Maxey Please visit my website at: http://gregmaxey.mvps.org/word_tips.htm

    Thursday, August 29, 2013 12:22 PM