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completely remove an add-in from Word 2007 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi everyone,

    I have MS office 2007 running on my laptop and my OS is Windows 7.

    Lately I installed Ginger spell checker (both desktop and chrome app) and it was also integrated in Word. For reasons I uninstalled the software and removed the chrome extension as well. However, the Ginger icons still show up in the right-click option in word.

    I cleaned all the files and folders containing word "Ginger", I removed hkeys and registries; so, I expect not to see the icons in word again but shockingly they are still there!

    Ginger doesn't show up in Word add-in list, and neither do I see it in other Office softwares....

    Any idea what can I do to get rid of it; because although it causes no harm, it's kind of annoying to see these useless icons!

    Thank you.


    • Edited by Mar Iam Sunday, August 24, 2014 7:10 PM
    Sunday, August 24, 2014 7:08 PM

Answers

  • Through googling I found another solution which was easy for me to follow:

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    Close all MS Office Apps including Outlook.

    In regedit, HKEY_CURRENT_USER, go to Software-Microsoft-Office-12.0-Word.
    Rename Data to OldData
    Rename Options to OldOptions
    Close Regedit

    In RUN (Start Menu) enter %appdata%
    Goto Microsoft/Templates and make a back up of this folder.
    Erase folder contents.

    Start Word and the right-click menu should be reset to default.

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    Well, Actually yes, it worked for me and reset the contextual menu.

    Here's the link:

    https://groups.google.com/forum/#!msg/microsoft.public.word.docmanagement/z1XZlrP1GgY/gzUqLtK6smUJ



    • Edited by Mar Iam Monday, August 25, 2014 5:59 PM
    • Marked as answer by Steve Fan Tuesday, August 26, 2014 2:30 AM
    Monday, August 25, 2014 5:58 PM

All replies

  • Contextual menus are part of the CommandBars collection. So the first thing you need to determine is what CommandBar (a.k.a. Contextual Menu) these controls have been added to. Then you need to know the CommandBarControl name for each of the controls. Once you have those, you can delete the controls. Here is VBA code that you can use to find the CommandBar names and the controls within each.

    If you are lucky the developer may have given the controls a name that will be recognizable.

    Private Sub listCommandBars()
        Dim ctl As CommandBar
        For Each ctl In Application.CommandBars
            Debug.Print ctl.Name
        Next
    End Sub
    Private Sub listCommandBarControls()
        Dim ctl As CommandBarControl
        For Each ctl In Application.CommandBars("Standard").Controls
            Debug.Print ctl.Caption
        Next
    End Sub
    


    Kind Regards, Rich ... http://greatcirclelearning.com

    Monday, August 25, 2014 1:42 AM
  • Dear Rich Michaels,

    Thank you for your kind reply.

    Unfortunately I don't have the knowledge to work with VBA. I googled but I'm not sure whether what I did to follow your instruction was right or not.

    At the moment I can say what I think I was doing wasn't successful in terms of finding and deleting the controls.

    I would be very grateful if you helped me more.

    Thank you.

    Mar Iam

    Monday, August 25, 2014 3:30 PM
  • Through googling I found another solution which was easy for me to follow:

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Close all MS Office Apps including Outlook.

    In regedit, HKEY_CURRENT_USER, go to Software-Microsoft-Office-12.0-Word.
    Rename Data to OldData
    Rename Options to OldOptions
    Close Regedit

    In RUN (Start Menu) enter %appdata%
    Goto Microsoft/Templates and make a back up of this folder.
    Erase folder contents.

    Start Word and the right-click menu should be reset to default.

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Well, Actually yes, it worked for me and reset the contextual menu.

    Here's the link:

    https://groups.google.com/forum/#!msg/microsoft.public.word.docmanagement/z1XZlrP1GgY/gzUqLtK6smUJ



    • Edited by Mar Iam Monday, August 25, 2014 5:59 PM
    • Marked as answer by Steve Fan Tuesday, August 26, 2014 2:30 AM
    Monday, August 25, 2014 5:58 PM
  • Thank you for sharing your solution here Mar Iam. It will be helpful to other community members who encounter the same issue.

    Best Regards,

    Steve Fan
    TechNet Community Support


    It's recommended to download and install Configuration Analyzer Tool (OffCAT), which is developed by Microsoft Support teams. Once the tool is installed, you can run it at any time to scan for hundreds of known issues in Office programs.

    Tuesday, August 26, 2014 2:30 AM