RibbonX: Customizing the Office 2007 Ribbon

Overview

  • As the most radical change to the Office interface in its history, the Ribbon replaces the traditional menu bar and toolbars and requires a new set of skills for customizing
  • Instructions and examples demonstrate how to customize the Ribbon using VBA, XML, Access, Excel, and Word
  • Covers the relevant aspects of security, such as trust centers...
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Overview

  • As the most radical change to the Office interface in its history, the Ribbon replaces the traditional menu bar and toolbars and requires a new set of skills for customizing
  • Instructions and examples demonstrate how to customize the Ribbon using VBA, XML, Access, Excel, and Word
  • Covers the relevant aspects of security, such as trust centers and digital certificates
  • Packed with real-world code examples that readers can immediately apply
  • Features helpful references
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470191118
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/10/2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 688
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Martin is an Excel MVP and Microsoft Certified Professional. With a background in finance, he has worked as an IT director for an investment bank in the UK, and worked on charitable projects in Africa before turning to authoring on MS Office development.

Ken Puls is an Excel MVP and a Certified Management Accountant in Canada. He works as the Controller of a resort, teaches Excel courses, and has authored all of the articles at the www.excelguru.ca website.

Teresa Hennig is an Access MVP and president of the Pacific Northwest Access Developer Group and the Seattle Access Group. She is the lead author of the Access VBA Programmer's Reference series and is a lead on three national committees for INETA. Her company, Data Dynamics Northwest, provides data management solutions and consulting services.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: The Building Blocks for a Successful Customization.

Chapter 1: An Introduction to the Office User Interface.

Chapter 2: Accessing the UI Customization Layer.

Chapter 3: Understanding XML.

Chapter 4: Introducing Visual Basic for Applications (VBA).

Chapter 5: Callbacks: The Key to Adding Functionality to Your Custom UI.

Chapter 6: RibbonX Basic Controls.

Chapter 7: comboBox and dropDown Controls.

Chapter 8: Custom Pictures and Galleries.

Chapter 9: Creating Menus.

Chapter 10: Formatting Elements.

Chapter 11: Using Controls and Attributes to Help Your Users.

Part II: Advanced Concepts in Ribbon Customization.

Chapter 12: Advanced VBA Techniques.

Chapter 13: Overriding Built-in Controls in the Ribbon.

Chapter 14: Customizing the Office Menu and the QAT.

Chapter 15: Working with Contextual Controls.

Chapter 16: Sharing and Deploying Ribbon Customizations.

Chapter 17: Security In Microsoft Office.

Appendix A: Tables of RibbonX Tags.

Appendix B: Tables of Tab and Group idMso Names.

Appendix C: imageMso Reference Guide.

Appendix D: Keytips and Accelerator keys.

Appendix E: RibbonX Naming Conventions.

Appendix F: Where to Find Help.

Index.

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