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  • Blog Post: Customizing the Office 2007 Ribbon UI - Part 6

    In this topic on customizing the Ribbon UI, we'll look at different scenarios for customizing the Ribbon at the application-level by using COM add-ins. These modifications could just as easily be applied to a specific document with document-level customizations using Office 2007 Open XML Formats files...
  • Blog Post: Customizing the Office 2007 Ribbon UI - Part 5

    In the previous blog, I created a COM add-in in managed C# code that customized the Ribbon UI regardless of which document was open. In this topic, I use the same customization XML and create the add-in in Visual Basic 6.0. The existing Ribbon UI in Word 2007 is modified by adding a custom tab, custom...
  • Blog Post: Customizing the Office 2007 Ribbon UI - Part 4

    In this installment in the series on customizing the Ribbon UI, we'll look at adding application-level customization. In the previous blog, we detailed the steps to create document-level Ribbon by modifying an Open XML Formats macro-enabled file in Word 2007. In this blog, we will create application...
  • Blog Post: Customizing the Office 2007 Ribbon UI - Part 3

    In this blog, I will walk through an example of adding a custom tab, custom group, and a button with a simple callback procedure to the Ribbon in a Word 2007 document. To get started: 1. Create the customization file in any text editor by adding the following XML markup to the file. Save the file...
  • Blog Post: Customizing the Office 2007 Ribbon UI - Part 2

    In the previous blog, I discussed reasons for the new Office Ribbon UI, ways to customize the Ribbon, parts of the Ribbon, and gave an example of an XML customization file. In this blog, I'll talk some about callback procedures that give the Ribbon's controls and components functionality. A callback...
  • Blog Post: Customizing the Office 2007 Ribbon UI - Part 1

    This is the first in a series of topics focusing on the new Office 2007 user interface (UI) and Ribbon extensibility, also called RibbonX. By now, you've probably seen blogs, press releases, and other information on the virtues and benefits of the new Ribbon UI. In previous versions of Office, adding...
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