Word&Excel:Add-Edit Toolbar&Buttons:Autocorrect to Excel Toolbar!!

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Wayne4Js, May 10, 2008.

  1. Wayne4Js

    Wayne4Js Guest

    OK, I give up!!! How do I create a new toolbar? How do I edit the Toolbar
    Command Buttons (Icons?)? How do I create and add an Autocorrect (AC)
    Command Button to an Excel Toolbar???

    NOW the Complaints:

    I HATE the ribbons, period? I LOVED the nice, neat, useful, and tiny
    toolbars I created and edited in the 2003 programs and this 'RIBBON' thing is
    the most obnoxious thing ever !! I REALLY fell bad for those laptop dudes
    and dudettes, especially the 15" (or smaller) screens. I have a nice, new,
    big 19" and I find the useless and extravagant space requirements for the
    "Ribbon" (who came up with that one, anyway?) EXTREMELY ANNOYING.

    I used to have three to six shortened, "CUSTOMER"-ized toolbars arranged in
    2 to 3 rows and made up of the commands I NEED and/or WANTED and they used up
    the same or less space than this stupid Ribbon!!! OH, and that's another
    thing, I could center them for easy access!!! When created a Macro and
    placed it in a toolbar a generic icon would be displayed but I could, and
    did, copy, paste, edit them so I could tell at a glance what command was
    being represented!!!

    I didn't care for many of the icons in the 2003 Word and Excel and I could
    EASILY edit them to my liking - as in something that made sense. I could and
    did, create different toolbars that I could easily customize, open or close
    depending on the type af task I was performing, and I REALLY don't like many
    of the Microsoft default buttons. I created numerous Macros that I added to
    the toolbar(s) because there were no commands available for certain tasks I
    wanted to shortcut.

    NOW, HA, I'm stuck with what Microsoft thinks I need, with what Microsoft
    thinks we ALL need.

    AS you can tell, I'm PO'd about this. I have spent more hours trying to
    figure a way to get what I want than it did to edit a create my old toolbars
    and the more hours I spend researching and trying to figure it out the more
    frustrating that time is and the more it takes away from creating and
    editing!!! HELL, why do you thing I am posting this at 5.00 AM - I can't
    justify spending any more time on it at work or taking time away from my
    family so here I am!! I started researching this AGAIN around midnight and
    now, another 5 hours burned up with ZILCHO TO SHOW FOR IT!!

    I am not at all impressed with VISTA, period, never mind the inability to
    CUSTOMerIZE the program toolbars I use EVERY day. It is about the customer,
    isn't it? My experience so far is that 2007 programs and VISTA are not an
    upgrade - they're more like a DOWNGRADE. OH, and I would go back to the 2003
    programs but, for some odd reason, one can't very easily find a new computer
    with just plain old windows.

    Anyway, enough of the wine - I need some cheese. And any help - NO,
    specific answers that a non-tech like me cn understand - would be
    appreciated, very much!!!

    ps: Man, I never write stuff like this, sorry! I am just so ticked off, so
    frustrated with the blocks at every turn to set up and customize efficiency
    into my new HP laptop I just can't seem to help myself. I doubt anyone cares
    but at least its therapeutic - well, so 'they' say!!
     
    Wayne4Js, May 10, 2008
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    Nonny Guest

    [snip of a lot of unnecessary ranting]

    Take your frustration out at:

    microsoft.public.excel.misc

    or at:

    microsoft.public.office.misc

    or at:

    microsoft.public.word.general
     
    Nonny, May 10, 2008
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    Gary H. Guest

    You can always install Office 2003 on Vista.
    Gary H
     
    Gary H., May 10, 2008
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    La Poste Guest

    Greeting from "old" Europe!
    I feel the same.
    Nevertheless I've found a loophole in MS "Shut up folks, I think for you"
    policy. With word 2007, I use an old <normal.dot> from word 2003 and,
    Miracle! all my nice little personized icons appear under the <complements>
    tag. [I translate from French into English. It can be different, but you've
    got the idea.]
    I did not try anything with Excel so far.
    Hope this helps.
    Tell me if it works for you.
    JL
     
    La Poste, May 10, 2008
    #4
  5. **
    *-~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~-*
    **
    *-Finally, a SOLUTION to the Ribbon - you can get your old menus and
    toolbrs back-*

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Your complaints are well founded!!. Which is why at ToolbarToggle, we
    have created an add-in for Word, Excel and PowerPoint that brings back
    the original Office 2003 menus and toolbars for less than $20. Please
    try the demo let us know if you feel this helps solve your problems.

    You can download ToolbarToggle
    'ToolbarToggle | Home' (http://www.toolbartoggle.com)
     
    Charles Smith, May 11, 2008
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  6. What's the hells this got to do with Vista.

    Why do you not go and flog your crap software some were else.
     
    Nicholas Hall, May 11, 2008
    #6
  7. I am sorry - i don't think I understand. If you go to the top of this
    thread, it started with the following comment:

    "-*OK, I give up!!! How do I create a new toolbar? How do I edit the
    Toolbar
    Command Buttons (Icons?)? How do I create and add an Autocorrect (AC)
    Command Button to an Excel Toolbar???

    NOW the Complaints:

    I HATE the ribbons, period? I LOVED the nice, neat, useful, and tiny
    toolbars I created and edited in the 2003 programs and this 'RIBBON'
    thing is
    the most obnoxious thing ever !! *I REALLY fell bad for those laptop
    dudes
    and dudettes, especially the 15" (or smaller) screens. I have a nice,
    new,
    big 19" and I find the useless and extravagant space requirements for
    the
    "Ribbon" (who came up with that one, anyway?) EXTREMELY ANNOYING.
    "-



    So we thought our response was pretty on target. Not everyone can or
    will revert back to Office 2003 but they need their productivity back.
    Thats why we responded when we came across this.
     
    Charles Smith, May 11, 2008
    #7
  8. unfortunately the thread is not intact so I did not see the original
    message.

    NIK
     
    Nicholas Hall, May 12, 2008
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