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How to Add New Menu in 2010? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Where can I find the option new menu with sub-selections? in office 2003 it was like this:

     

    To create a menu item with sub-selections:

    • Go to Tools, Customise, on Commands tag select New Menu, drag to the corresponding location in the terminology bar
    • Right mouse click-it to update the name.
    • Drag and drop newly created Titles in as sub-menu items.

     

    Thursday, July 29, 2010 1:45 PM

Answers

  • Your image was indistict and impossible to decipher.
    If you want to create complex cascading drop down items it is probably easier to create an add-in with a personalised ribbon. Greg's web site will show you how to do that - start at http://gregmaxey.mvps.org/Customize_Ribbon.htm . Last time I looked the page was directed at Word 2007, but the principles apply equally to Word 2010. This will not be a five minute job!
    If you want to stick with the limitations of  the 2010 ribbon editor, it is possible to add text as well as an icon to your commands.

    <AirbHasProblem> wrote in message news:95f99bf9-4e6e-4343-9140-6adaaa2f0dde@communitybridge.codeplex.com...

    So, how can I make something like this with many menus (this are all macros) Because I have to see the text with the Titel...


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    When I make Tabs, after 10 macros there are just an icon... so i can't see the titel...




    Graham Mayor - Word MVP
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    • Marked as answer by Sally Tang Friday, August 13, 2010 9:04 AM
    Wednesday, August 11, 2010 12:56 PM

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  • Hi,

     

    Thank you for using Word IT Pro Discussions forum. 

     

    In Office 2010, you can customize the ribbon from: File > Options > Customize Ribbon. Choose All commands from the left list, and you can select the command you want.

     

    Best Regards,

     

    Sally Tang

    Friday, July 30, 2010 7:56 AM
  • Hi Sally Tang

    But I can't find the command new menu!

    In Word 2003 it looked like this:

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    Wednesday, August 4, 2010 7:44 AM
  • That is because the UI in Word2010 (unlike Word2003) doesn't use Menus and Toolbars.  It uses Tabs and the tabs hold collections of controls in containers called groups.  By following the steps that Sally provided you will be presented with a dialog that will allow you to modify existing tabs and groups or add you own custom tabs and groups.

     


    Greg Maxey Please visit my website at: http://gregmaxey.mvps.org/word_tips.htm
    Sunday, August 8, 2010 7:54 PM
  • So, how can I make something like this with many menus (this are all macros) Because I have to see the text with the Titel...


    Uploaded with ImageShack.us

    When I make Tabs, after 10 macros there are just an icon... so i can't see the titel...

     

     

    Wednesday, August 11, 2010 11:39 AM
  • Your image was indistict and impossible to decipher.
    If you want to create complex cascading drop down items it is probably easier to create an add-in with a personalised ribbon. Greg's web site will show you how to do that - start at http://gregmaxey.mvps.org/Customize_Ribbon.htm . Last time I looked the page was directed at Word 2007, but the principles apply equally to Word 2010. This will not be a five minute job!
    If you want to stick with the limitations of  the 2010 ribbon editor, it is possible to add text as well as an icon to your commands.

    <AirbHasProblem> wrote in message news:95f99bf9-4e6e-4343-9140-6adaaa2f0dde@communitybridge.codeplex.com...

    So, how can I make something like this with many menus (this are all macros) Because I have to see the text with the Titel...


    Uploaded with ImageShack.us
    When I make Tabs, after 10 macros there are just an icon... so i can't see the titel...




    Graham Mayor - Word MVP
    www.gmayor.com
    Posted via the Communities Bridge
    http://communitybridge.codeplex.com/
    • Marked as answer by Sally Tang Friday, August 13, 2010 9:04 AM
    Wednesday, August 11, 2010 12:56 PM
  • Hi Graham,

    I am attempting to do the same thing that AirBhasProblem is trying to do.  Was able to customize the menus in Outlook 2003 and 2007, but not 2010.

    Although I am very computer literate on the user level, I don't do any programming, so your suggestion to him unfortunately would not help me.  Do you know of an add-in that will permit this?  All I want to do is be able to have a menu or something similar to that in Outlook 2010 where I can open various Oultook email templates or Word documents.

    At first, I thought that I could just create a new group for each document and just have a bunch of "groups", but I don't see a command to open the document -- or even the ability to change the properties to say which one to open.

    Any thoughts on this?  Workarounds?  Add-ins?  Shareware?  I really miss this feature.

    Thanks in advance.

    Sunday, August 15, 2010 7:53 PM
  • Because I sometimes type in languages other than English and Office 2010 will not work with the proofing tools I have already bought, I have not 'upgraded' to Office 2010 (apart from installing Word for support purposes). I do not therefore have Outlook 2010 to investigate what is possible with that version, without editing the ribbon XML code extermally, or what commands are available to be added without using macros.


    Graham Mayor - Word MVP
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    Monday, August 16, 2010 6:23 AM