place an ICON for my application on Microsoft Word toolbar

Posted on 2001-06-25
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Last Modified: 2010-05-18
My application automates document assembly with Microsoft Word.  I would like to place an Icon on the users Word toolbar during the installation procedure (installation of my program).  Is this possible?

Question by:philipsimmons
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I am not sure how. I know of a trick and that is using word templates. Create word templates and then add customized toolbars. During installation, insert the template file to the word templates directory. When user open a document using the template, the icon will be there.


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But how do i get my install program to put the button on the toolbar (from the setup exe launch).  Otherwise I reinstall every time i run the program.



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jalleman earned 200 total points
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After the program has intalled you might just try copying the shortcut in a batch file from -"C:\WINDOWS\Start Menu\Programs" to this directory - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\Shortcut Bar\Office

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