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How do I clean up, organize, or re-arrange auto-generated "add-ins" ribbon tab in Word 2016 for Mac? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Reposting here as instructed by Jeraldine Ase, the Microsoft forum moderator for Office 2016 for Mac on Microsoft Answers, so please don't reply with a blow-off suggestion to post over there. 

    So it looks like Word 2016 for Mac dumps all the macro commands and buttons from my highly customized global template (created in Word 2011) into a single "add-in" tab on the 2016 ribbon. These were all neatly organized into custom toolbars in 2011, but now they're all smashed together and it takes forever to scroll through everything using the left/right buttons.

    With Rich Michaels's extremely generous help in response to another thread, I've been able to redo some of my most important macro buttons in a new custom tab using a ribbon xml editor on a PC machine, but now I'd like to clean up that auto-generated add-ins tab by deleting some of the items I re-created in the custom tab and rearranging the arranging items to fit neatly on screen without having to scroll sideways forever to get to them. 

    Does anyone here

    a) even know what I'm talking about?

    b) know whether what I want to do (adjust this auto-generated "add-ins" tab) is even possible?

    c) know how I can suppress the auto-populated "add-ins" tab if it's not possible to make any changes to its appearance?

    This particular add-ins tab appears to be auto-generated by Word 2016 for Mac, so I can't even see it when I open a copy of the template file in a Ribbon XML editor on a PC.

    If I have to rebuild everything into new/additional custom tabs using Rich's template, I will (reluctantly), but I'd still like to get rid of the useless, jumbled auto-generated mess if that's the case.

    Wednesday, October 19, 2016 5:57 PM

All replies

  • Hi John,

    Could you share us your thread link which is in Microsoft Answers forum? This forum is used to discuss about Office developing on PC. We are not familiar with Mac. Did you issue exist on PC Office? If it does, could you share us a screen shot about your issue?

    Best Regards,

    Edward


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    Thursday, October 20, 2016 7:40 AM
  • Hi Edward: I just registered for this forum yesterday and I tried to include the link, but I wasn't not allowed to post links as a new user. I'll try to paste the URL manually...

    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_word-mso_mac/clean-up-organize-or-re-arrange-auto-generated-add/f4f8ff6d-5fab-4f67-86e6-837e3e840e3d

    Thursday, October 20, 2016 10:38 PM
  • Hi John,

    As you have found, and the suggestion from Rich, Office for mac is not supported here, and I suggest you keep following your original post.

    Thanks for your understanding.

    Best Regards,

    Edward


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    Friday, October 21, 2016 4:25 AM