Avery in Word 2002

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The preinstalled Office XP on my system had Avery links, but they did not bring up the Avery application, so I downloaded and installed the Avery software for Word from the Avery site. Now Word 2002 has several Avery icons: two for help, one in the toolbar, which brings up the application, and two in the Tools pull down menu, one of which goes to the application, the other to My Computer (?). My question is: How do I get rid of the redundant Avery links? I have tried the Detect and Repair in Word and the Add/Remove Office remove components option, neither of which solved the problem.
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I would have to guess that you have Avery Templates in your startup folder.  Check C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\Startup to see whether you have duplicate templates.

In order to delete them, you will need to close out of Word and possibly Outlook.

Rather than delete them, I personnally would move them to another directory.  You can then move them back into the startup folder one at a time until you figure out which ones work.

Good Luck.

Dawn
Anne TroyEast Coast Manager

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Actually, if you're just trying to get rid of "bad ones" from your toolbars and menus, resetting your menus should be cool.

Tools-Customize, Toolbars. Choose Standard, hit Reset and Ok.

Avery may be an addin, I'm not sure. Check under Tools-Templates and addins and uncheck anything Avery if you don't want it.

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For dic110161: thank you for your comment. The only entry in Startup is a file called A20MSW10.DOT which is the template file that controls access to the Avery Wizard program. Removing that removes access to Avery. The original icons remain. Not what I want to do.

For Dreamboat: thanks to you also for your comment. When I followed your suggestion, Word reverted to the state it was in before I installed the Avery product; namely, one icon send me to Avery help, the other to My Computer. Although the redundent icons are gone, I can't get to the Avery application. Not what I want to do.

I want to remove the icon that takes me to My Computer and one of the two that takes me to Avery Help.
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Anne TroyEast Coast Manager

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To remove icons from a toolbar, hold the Alt key and drag the icon off into the document area.

Gone.

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Dreamboat, thanks again for your comment. Perhaps I was not clear in my statement of the problem and subsequent comment. The icon on the toolbar functions fine. It goes to the Avery application just fine. The one's I want to get rid of are one of the two in the Help pull down menu and the one in the Tools pull down menu that goes to My Computer. I can probably live with the situation, but would like to tidy up things if I can.
In order to get extra items out of the menu bars - you will probably need to be in the Customize mode.

From the View menu, select Toolbars, and then select Customize.  You should then see a Customize dialog box open on your screen.  Click the menu item that contains the Avery menu item that does not work.  Drag that menu item into your document and let go.  It should then disappear off your screen.

Other than that - The only other option I can think of is to rename your Normal.dot template to something like Normal.old.  Word will then create a new Normal.dot.  It should be pretty plain Jane.

You can then use the Organizer to move custom items out of the Normal.old onto the Normal.dot.

Let me know.

Dawn
As I re-read my notes - I need to clarify!

From the View menu, select Toolbars, and then select Customize.  You should then see a Customize dialog box open on your screen.  Click the menu item that contains the Avery menu item that does not work (Help & Tools).  It should expand so you can then see the Avery menu item that does not work.  Drag that menu item into your document and let go.  It should then disappear off your screen.

Sorry for the confusion.

Dawn
Anne TroyEast Coast Manager

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Yes, Dawn. I'd been trying to get a chance to post the same thing...

Tools-->Customize, Choose the COMMANDS tab. Scroll down to Built-In menus. Click on the Help menu, and you should be able to drag that item off of that menu.
Anne TroyEast Coast Manager

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Also, unlike the toolbars, doing the Alt+drag thing doesn't work as I'd thought.
You don't have to be in Commands to manipulate the menus - just inside the Customize feature.

OR here is a cute shortcut that I always forget about - until I need to trim out my Work menu.  ALT+CTLR+- (hyphen)
When you click on a menu option, you should see a big black bar.  When you click on a menu item - away it goes.  That works for getting items out of the submenus.  The ALT key will remove the main menu items such as HELP.

:)

Dawn
Anne TroyEast Coast Manager

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Nice, Dawn! (Should I put that in my book? LOL!)

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Dawn, thank you. That did the trick. I now have the clean situation that I hoped to get.

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