Problem with custom UI editor

Hi,

I am trying to add a number of icons to my custom QAT and/or ribbon for an MS Word template.  I created the following code in the Custom UI Editor:

05:22 PM

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes"?>
<customUI xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/office/2006/01/customui">
  <ribbon>
    <tabs>
      <tab id="Wealth" visible="false">
        <group id="Learning" label="Learning Solutions">
          <button id="SCB" label="Select checkbox" />
          <button id="DCB" label="Deselect checkbox" />
          <button id="DropDown" label="Select from drop-down list" />
          <button id="SelectionBox" label="Select from selection box (LN)" />
          <button id="Option" label="Select option button" />
          <button id="Click" label="Click button" />
          <button id="DoubleClick" label="Double-click button" />
          <button id="Key" label="Press key" />
          <button id="Tab" label="Select tab" />
          <button id="DialogBox" label="Dialog box displayed" />
          <button id="Screen" label="Screen displayed" />
        </group>
      </tab>
    </tabs>
  </ribbon>
</customUI>      

According to the UI editor, the code is fine, but when I open the template, I receive the error message shown the attachment.

Can anyone tell me what I am doing wrong?

Thanks much!
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msblaneAsked:
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PortletPaulEE Topic AdvisorCommented:
That error does not seem to relate to that XML.

Line: 1 Column: 2715

at a total length of 997 characters in that XML, I can't see how it reaches column 2715 at all.

There must be more XML being evaluated (possibly multiple files?) and in amongst all that XML it ends-up with a duplicate ID.

If you changed those button ID's with a prefix of "zz1" or similar maybe it will get past that error (and then you have narrowed down the issue).

that's all I can think of.

btw: I cannot be certain this suggestion will help at all I'm afraid
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msblaneAuthor Commented:
I'll try that, thanks
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DrTribosCommented:
The UI Editor shows multiple tabs for different versions of Word - perhaps the error is in code on a different tab.

As a sanity check delete the code from the UI Editor and see if you still get an error -I usually just save it in a txt file when I do a check like that.
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msblaneAuthor Commented:
Thanks DrTribos - I don't have multiple tabs in the custom UI Editor - could I be using the incorrect tool?
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DrTribosCommented:
Hi the UI Editor has the title:

Custom UI Editor for Microsoft Office

There are 3 menu items:
File, Edit, Insert

And if you click on the Insert menu item you should have an option to add
Custom UI Part for Office 2007 / Office 2010.

The different XML versions appear on the left, select either CustomUI14 or CustomUI... (see attached)

HTH
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DrTribosCommented:
Also you might want to look here for some tuition on Custom UI - Greg is good at this stuff.

And, if you do not have the tool I am referring to should be able to get it from here.
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DrTribosCommented:
Gah, image failed to attach :-(

oh, and "tab" might have been the wrong word to use...
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DrTribosCommented:
Oh, and beware... DO NOT open the document in the UI Editor while it is open in MS Word.
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msblaneAuthor Commented:
Thanks for all the advice!  I am using the same tool - I only have one "tab" - and sometimes it just disappears.  But I'll work on it.
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DrTribosCommented:
Other things to try might be:

1. unload other templates - Alt + T + I should open templates and addins, and you can see what is open in the background and uncheck them before opening your template

2. test your template on a 2nd, clean, PC

3. start a clean template and use the UI editor to copy your XML to the new template (might be a corrupt file?)

I use notepad++ to keep a copy of my XML because every so often it just disappears completely :-/

HTH
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msblaneAuthor Commented:
And again, thanks so much!  I will definitely note the use of notepad!
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