Enabling the Word 2007 Developer Tab

One of the things that took me the longest to do when I was prepping for my OzFox Session was also one of the simplest – enabling the Developer tab in the Word 2007 ribbon. The Developer tab looks like this:

Word 2007 Developer Ribbon

and it allows you to do things that a Word developer might need to do, including adding content controls. By default though, it’s not enabled. To switch it on, choose Word Options from the Word Menu:

Word Menu

Make sure you’ve got the Popular group highlighted, and check the box that says “Show Developer Tab in the Ribbon”.

Word Options Dialog

Yeah, I guess I should have found that sooner.

Comments (2)

  1. One of the demos I showed in my session at OzFox was inserting some new Custom XML into an existing template

  2. Many of you have seen me present on the new Office Open XML formats and have heard me talking about how