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Modification of Ribbon.button.superTip to remove References to file.Name and to hyperlinks to Application.help

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The attached/embedded .GIF shows HOME tab page of Visio 2013. On LHS there is a Custom button added via Ribbon XML. It is compared with a built-in Button supertip (RHS).

This shows (LHS) supertip for Custom button, and (RHS) supertip for built-in button
The supertip text for the Custom Button has extra text I dont require (contains file name and 'Tell me more'). Both these texts hyperlink to Visio help, which I dont require.

Can I disable this extra text? Is it a quirk of Visio 2013? Does this extra text also occur in Visio 2016 (which I'm thinking of acquiring)?

Thanks
Kelvin

(PS If Scott Helmers reads this, I AM working on my projected piece re Visio Comments as discussed this July. It should see the light of day v soon..apologies..
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Scott Helmers earned 2000 total points
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Kelvin,

This is not an area of strong expertise for me but a couple of things:

I also see the additional text linked to help for ribbon items that I've created. In my case, I've created them with code rather than just XML, which was largely because I copied what someone else had done and didn't know any better at the time. The only difference I see is that code allows you can to specify the text for the first of the two lines that is linked to help, with the result that it displays my customer's name (the customer name is blurred in this image, but you get the idea):XML-1.jpg I suspect there is an XML tag you can use to set that text also but I don't know what it is.

The links to help are not unique to Visio 2013; I see them in Visio 2010 and 2016.

There might be a way to suppress these two lines but I don't know what it is.

I suggest you add a couple of additional topic areas to this question because what works for other Office apps should work for Visio. You might add 'MS Office', for example, and even 'Word' and 'Excel', because all three of those zones have lots of participants and experts.

Thanks for the PS -- I'm still looking forward to reading your article!
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by:Kelvin4
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Hi Scott:
Thanks for telling me that I cant avoid the problem by upgrading to Visio 2016, and pointing to a potential vba solution.
After a cack-handed attempt to broaden interest to other MS office users, I now close the question, with thanks, and proceed with a followup Q.
Kelvin
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Hi Scott,
I followed up your suggestion about widening the audience of this Question, and submitted  https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/28983756/Seeking-a-modification-of-Ribbon-button-superTip-content-for-a-customised-ribbon-button-to-remove-References-to-file-Name-and-to-hyperlinks-to-Application-help.html#a41892036

Dr Tribos replied that this was a general problem in word and Excel.

Thanks again
Kelvin
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Thanks for posting the followup information here, Kelvin.
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