Excel 2007: making tabs on ribbon invisible

ouestque
ouestque used Ask the Experts™
on
How do I make the "get started" tab dissappear in Excel 2007? Please provide step by step instructions. Please don't refer any special tools or softtware as my employer does not allow them..

I am hoping I can use the info you provide to hide other tabs in the future if requested.
Comment
Watch Question

Do more with

Expert Office
EXPERT OFFICE® is a registered trademark of EXPERTS EXCHANGE®
This is an addin that has been downloaded and installed. Please see this page regarding instructions on how to remove an addin

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/excel-help/load-or-unload-add-in-programs-HP010096834.aspx#BMcomaddin
Most Valuable Expert 2011
Top Expert 2011
Commented:
Note: to hide other tabs, you will need to edit the XML makeup of a workbook. that's a LOT easier if you can get hold of the CustomUI editor. If not, you'll be swearing at notepad a lot, I think. :)
See Ron's site here: www.rondebruin.nl/ribbon.htm

Author

Commented:
Thanks! For the feedback. Can anyone provide me step by step instructions on how to physically hide a tab in an excel file without external programs. If you show me how to do one tab I can figure out the rest.
Its super easy in 2010, I'm not sure of a way other than the CustomUI editor for 2007. Looks like this could be promising though:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee633442(v=office.11).aspx

Do more with

Expert Office
Submit tech questions to Ask the Experts™ at any time to receive solutions, advice, and new ideas from leading industry professionals.

Start 7-Day Free Trial