Customization on File Menu Page RRS feed

  • Question

  • Is it possible to customize the File Menu Page options in any of the products in Office 2013 (particularly Word, PowerPoint and Excel).

    For Eg. If I wanted to added my own options for sharing the document with team. Can i add/configure my own options under "File">"Share">"Send by XYZ", or "Post to Facebook", or "Share on twitter"??

    Vishal Soni

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013 11:10 AM


  • Hi Vishal

    This should be possible, yes; you should be able to add your own Group(s) with commands to the Backstage tab.

    This will require an Add-in, either VSTO/COM or a native file add-in (*.dotm, *.xlam, *.ppam) to contain the Ribbon XML extension and the code it calls back to.

    For more on how to customize the Backstage, see the Backstage articles listed here:

    Cindy Meister, VSTO/Word MVP, my blog

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013 3:10 PM