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How Can I Create a Custom Tab in the Ribbon and Create a Drop Down Menu to Open Document Templates?

Hello Experts,

I need to create a custom top level tab in the Word 2007 ribbon.
I would like it named something like "CompanyDocs".
I have about 50 or so business document templates that I would like group and list under this ribbon.
Can you offer me some advice to get started? I would really appreciate it.
If you can offer a simple "Hello World" example, I would appreciate it even more. =)
I assume I would have to create some sort of dotm file and put it in my Word Startup folder but need help.

Thanks!
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MikeXna
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byundtCommented:
I realize that the examples are Excel-centric, but the steps are the same.
1) You need to download a copy of the Custom UI Editor http://openxmldeveloper.org/archive/2006/05/26/CustomUIeditor.aspx
2) You need to study the examples at http://www.rondebruin.nl/ribbon.htm

I imagine that the XML modifications will be to a template, such as Normal.dotm

From past experience, expect a fair bit of trial and error.
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