Using XML Notepad 2007 to customize the ribbon in Access 2007

I now have Access 2007 and am learning how to modify the ribbon using XML. I know next to nothing  about XML.  XML Notepad 2007 was recommended as an 'easy' way to generate the XML, however, when I open it and try to enter something....nothing happens.  I've looked thru the help and gone onto the net, but everything I read assumes that I know the lingo of XML.  I've been using just plain Notebook and it works ok, but would like to see if XML Notepad 2007 is a better way to go.  I've tried just plain typing into it in most every place I can find and also trying to paste....but no luck so far.
Can someone tell me something as simple as how do I go about entering :
<customUI xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/office/2006/01/customui">
<ribbon startFromScratch="true">
</ribbon>
</customUI>
Any other comments about XML Notepad 2007 using would be appreciaed.
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RDWaibelCommented:
XML is a great "language" if you will.  I use it primarily for small information data storage like Menus and Specials for the bar.  I just installed XML Notepad and am playing with it now...

On to the ribbon stuff...I did find this:  I hope it helps.
<customUI xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/office/2006/01/customui">
  <ribbon startFromScratch="true">
    <tabs>
      <tab id="CustomTab" label="My Tab">
        <group id="SimpleControls" label="My Group">
          <button id="Button1" imageMso="HappyFace" size="large"
            label="Large Button"
            onAction="ThisWorkbook.MyMacro" />
        </group>
      </tab>
    </tabs>
  </ribbon>
</customUI>

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa338202.aspx#OfficeCustomizingRibbonUIforDevelopers_Access
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RDWaibelCommented:
WOW, They really complicated stuff with this bad boy (XML Notepad 2007)
You need to use the right click menus to create anything.  I have included a screen shot and a sample xml file I created.
XML-Notepad-2007.docx
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WFBwebAuthor Commented:
RDWaibel:  What release of Word do you have?  I have 2007, but I cannot open your docx without downloading a 'compatibility pack' from MS.  However, I have Windows 7 and the documentation for the download says: Supported Operating Systems: Windows 2000 Service Pack 4; Windows Server 2003; Windows Vista; Windows Vista Service Pack 1; Windows XP Service Pack 1; Windows XP Service Pack 2; Windows XP Service Pack 3.   ???
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RDWaibelCommented:
I have Office 2007  Very strange indeed...
XML-Notepad-2007.doc
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WFBwebAuthor Commented:
RDWaibel: I have your doc, but I cannot figrure how to enter anything on the Tree View side.  When I place my cursor there and start to type, nothing happens.  It may be that the XSL Output tab needs fixing.  When I read the comments (see jpg), I haven't a clue as to what to do.  I've copied what they say to copy, but I get error messages.  I don't know what an href reference is.
xlsoutput.jpg
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RDWaibelCommented:
On the tree view side, right click , then select "Element Before".

It seems the key with this application is the Right Click on the Tree View
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RDWaibelCommented:
This just might be the answer:

http://symbolclick.com/  Free XML editor!
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WFBwebAuthor Commented:
I'll take a look at it the software you suggest, however, I think I'll just stick with plain Notepad as I'm doing ok with it so far.  I don't have a lot of XML to write and am almost done doing what I need to do.  I think one must have had a course in XML in order to understand all the lingo associated with these packages.
Thanks.
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