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Posted on 2008-10-29
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When I open up MS Visio, the Template Help toolbar is automatically started. Is there any way to disable it without reinstalling the product?
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Generally, Visio displays on start up whatever toolbars were active when it was last shutdown.

I don't recognize the toolbar you mentioned -- the template help toolbar. Is it possible it's being activated by a Visio add-in?

You can check a couple of places:
  1.   Select Tools/Options then click the Advanced tab, then click the File Paths... button. If there is anything in either the Add-ons or Startup text boxes, remove it. (You'll probably want to save the text strings somewhere just in case you really did want these things.)
  2. Select Tools/Macro/COM Add-ins and uncheck any add-ins that are listed here.
After that, stop and restart Visio to see whether the behavior is different. If the annoying toolbar is gone but you're missing something you need, add back the things you've removed one at a time until you find the right combination.
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If I understand your question right, you see the screen as in attached screen shot on your screen when you open MS-Visio.

You can access to Tools menu and select Options .  Now uncheck the check box for Start up Task Pane and Choose Drawing Type Pane. Select OK button. Now close MS-Visio and start it again from Start Up menu, it will not show the attached screen.

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If I understand your question right, you see the screen as in attached screen shot on your screen when you open MS-Visio.

You can access to "Tools" menu and select "Options".  Now uncheck the check boxes for "Start up Task Pane" and "Choose Drawing Type Pane". Select "OK" button. Now close MS-Visio and start it again from "Start Up" menu, it will not show the attached screen.
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The Tools/Options/View Tab stopped one pane from automatically opening up. This is helpful, yes.  It still does not stop the Template help pane. Upon reinstalling Visio, I discovered that one of the options you can choose is whether or not to have the template help pane. This time I chose not to include it. Problem solved.

Attached is a screenshot of what pane I was referring to. The reason why it is a pain, is because of the need to log in (at work) every time I open a complete or a new Visio.

I couldn't find any other way, but to re-install. There may be a way - meanwhile, I needed to close this question, as I will not be a member after this month.

Thanks for your help.


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