Word Add-ins Part 1: Clear the Ribbon Except for My Controls (Harry Miller)

You can easily customize the Ribbon to show only the controls you want to display. This video shows how to clear the Ribbon in Microsoft Office Word so it contains only a single button. The button inserts a graphic into the open Word document at the cursor location. Why? Well, really it’s just to demo… Read more

Catching Save or SaveAs in Word 2007 (Harry Miller)

You can override Ribbon commands and run your own code for Save or Save As, or you can simply cancel attempts to save a document in the DocumentBeforeSave event handler. Code and resources: Forum post: Microsoft Word 2007 Disable Save As Temporarily Repurpose Commands on the Office Fluent Ribbon DocumentBeforeSave event Video duration: 51 seconds… Read more

Peek at Service Pack 1 (Christin Boyd)

Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 is not finished yet, but we do have a beta version of the documentation ready for you to read!  You can learn about some of the features that you’ll see later this year when we release SP1.  I recommend starting with reading about a totally new feature that we… Read more

Visual Studio Command Bar for Arranging Controls on Documents and Worksheets (McLean Schofield)

One of the lesser-known features of Visual Studio Tools for Office is the Microsoft Office Word and Microsoft Office Excel command bar. When you are developing a document-level project for Word or Excel (for example, a Word Document or Excel Workbook project) and you have the document or one of your worksheets open in the… Read more