Office 2010 AddOn has backstage, how will this affect Office 2007 RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have an Office 2010 addon with backstage. Now, if a user with Office 2007 install this, will not having backstage cause an error?
    Friday, July 27, 2012 3:27 PM


  • Hi Zoldello

    A Ribbon customization for Office 2007 has a different namespace than for Office 2010. Office 2007 will ignore an Office 2010 Ribbon XML - nothing will happen.

    If you create a Ribbon customization using the Office 2007 namespace (which logically enough cannot contain anything for backstage) then both Office 2007 and Office 2010 will display the Ribbon.

    You can also include a Ribbon customization for both Office 2007 and Office 2010 in the same document (we're talking about a Ribbon in a document, now, not a VSTO or COM add-in). Then each version of Office will use the customization for its own namespace.

    Cindy Meister, VSTO/Word MVP

    • Proposed as answer by Quist ZhangModerator Wednesday, August 1, 2012 7:30 AM
    • Marked as answer by Zoldello Wednesday, August 1, 2012 3:32 PM
    Saturday, July 28, 2012 1:03 PM