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Remove Adobe Acrobat Toolbar in Word

Lisa_Lewald asked
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Last Modified: 2008-01-09
After searching EE and googling this problem, I decided to totally uninstall Acrobat 7.  And I still am seeing those rediculous Acrobat toolbars in Word!!!!!!!!  And,no, it is not in HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\Word\Addins.  The pdfmaker.dot is not in Microsoft Office Startup.
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Try editing the Windows registry.

Locate the key [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\Word\Addins\PDFMaker.OfficeAddin] and change the subkey called "LoadBehavior" from a value of 3 to 0.


The PDFMaker.OfficeAddin isn't even in HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Office\Word

It should be possible to disable the toolbar through View>Toolbars and deselecting PDFMaker 7.0.  However, there have been some mixed results in getting the toolbar to stay off.  If turning off the toolbar doesn't work permanently, go to this other EE question where someone had the problem of banishing the toolbar: http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Office_Productivity/Office_Suites/MS_Office/Word/Q_21633508.html?sfQueryTermInfo=1+%22add+in%22+acrobat+adob+remov
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See http://www.gmayor.com/lose_that_adobe_acrobat_toolbar.htm
which gives detailson how to remove it for the various Acrobat versions

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Ok.  I have figured out that it is in the normal.dot, somehow.  I've looked at Plan B in the gmayor.com article.  But I'm not sure how to add those commands into the normal.

You can add the commands in the Microsoft Script Editor.  To open it, go to Tools>Macro>Microsoft Script Editor.  Copy and paste the commands and save before closing the editor to go back to Word.

Please be aware that Plan B was worked out for Acrobat 5&6, not Acrobat 7.


Ok.  I just ran into one of those "take the car to the mechanic and the car no longer makes that noise" situations.  I am able to remove the menu items by dragging them to the customize toolbar.  I couldn't do this last week.

Thanks for your help

Glad that it was resolved.  Take care.
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