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Word 2013 custom ribbon to toggle an advanced option on and off

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Hello,
We have some users that have paragraph line spacing formatting issues with certain Word files.  We discovered the issue to be a default setting in Word that uses HTML paragraph auto spacing.  When we check the box to turn that feature off, the formatting issue is resolved.

Since this does not affect every document, it is troublesome for the user to go to File | Options | Advanced for the documents where this fix is needed.  I understand that Microsoft provides the Custom UI XML tool to create custom Ribbon tabs for Word but I am novice with it.  

So my question, is it possible to create a custom Ribbon for Word 2013 that has a button that can toggle the feature below on and off with a single click?  If so, what are the steps to accomplish that?

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Question by:bigeven2002
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by:xtermie
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  1. Right Click on the Ribbon
  2. Select Customize the Ribbon
  3. In the Choose commands from pane, select All Commands
  4. Locate your command
  5. Select the tab you want to add it to on the right *i.e. Home
  6. Click on New Group and name the group
  7. Click Add to place the command to your new group
  8. Rename the command and/or give it a nice button
  9. Click OK

I would suggest you read https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Customize-the-ribbon-in-Office-00f24ca7-6021-48d3-9514-a31a460ecb31 for more info
and that you add this button to the quick access toolbar (qat) and not the ribbon
Same steps but rather than right clicking on the ribbon you right click on the QAT and select More commands
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by:bigeven2002
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Thank you for the reply, but that option does not exist in that list.  Any other suggestions?
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xtermie earned 500 total points
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Try this in a macro and assign this to the button in the quick access toolbar?
Sub test()
ActiveDocument.Compatibility(wdDontUseHTMLParagraphAutoSpacing) = True
End Sub

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by:bigeven2002
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Thanks!  That is what I was looking for.
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by:xtermie
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Great...glad I could help :)
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