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Replacement for Office ShortCut Bar - Microsoft Office 2010 / 2007 / 2003

Does anyone know of a replacment product similar to the ShortCut Bar that was taken out of the new Office System 2003? Thanks. Alan ___________________________ Alan Z. Scharf GrapeVine Systems New York City...

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    Replacement for Office ShortCut Bar

    Does anyone know of a replacment product similar to the ShortCut Bar that
    was taken out of the new Office System 2003?

    Thanks.

    Alan

    ___________________________
    Alan Z. Scharf
    GrapeVine Systems
    New York City


    Alan
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    Re: Replacement for Office ShortCut Bar

    http://www.pitrinec.com/pmeindex.htm
    Perfect menu would be a good replacement for the office shortcut bar
    --
    Paul Ballou
    MVP Design Gallery Live
    http://office.microsoft.com/clipart/default.aspx

    Control the things you can and Don't Worry about the things you can't
    control.


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    Re: Replacement for Office ShortCut Bar

    Hi Alan,

    The Office Shortcut Bar (OSB/MSOffice.exe) was discontinued
    by Microsoft after Office XP. Here are some approaches you
    may want to consider

    1. 3rd party products.

    Paul mentioned a shareware tool that is available.
    There are also what appear to be free 3rd party toolbars
    that some folks say they like using.

    a. JetAudio Toolbar.

    Similar in use to the Office Shortcut Bar(OSB)
    http://jetaudio.com/products/jettoolbar

    b. H-Menu, also similar to the OSB, but with more
    features you can configure if you want to:
    http://h-menu.com/main_en.htm

    c. Powerpro

    Similar in appearance to the OSB and can autohide,
    but with additional popup configuration choices and
    some more detailed (techie?) optional features.
    http://windowspowerpro.com/xsamplebar.htm

    d. Slickrun
    While it doesn't look like the OSB it can be
    a useful alternative once you're used to it.
    For example you can type in 'Word' in the box
    and it will launch Word, or you can type 'google'
    and it launches your browser to the Google search page.
    It can be locked in position on your desktop or it
    can minimize to the system tray as an icon as well
    as has a hotkey to pop it up.
    http://bayden.com/slickrun/

    If you try or choose one of the above tools please
    post back to let others know how you like it as an
    OSB replacement.

    2. Use Windows Built-In Toolbar Customization Features

    a. You can use the Quicklaunch toolbar in
    Windows and drag copies of your Office shortcuts
    to it, or

    b. Create a new Toolbar by right clicking
    on a blank spot on the Windows Taskbar, unlocking it
    and creating a new toolbar(folder) and drag the Office
    or other shortcut icons to it. You can tear off that
    toolbar and place it and size it as needed anywhere on
    your desktop.

    3. Use an Older version of the Office Shortcut Bar

    If you have an older version of Office with the shortcut
    bar and running MSOffice.exe from Start=>Run doesn't
    start it, you can do a custom install of the old version
    of Office and choose just the Shortcut bar. (Note that this
    may put a great deal of the core old Office files back on
    the PC if you've removed the older version). The OSB
    should work, but will be 'as is' and doesn't support
    things like high resolution icons. You may also be
    prompted to install updates to the older Office version
    when visiting http://officeupdate.com

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    <<"Alan Z. Scharf" <com> wrote in message news:%phx.gbl...
    Does anyone know of a replacment product similar to the ShortCut Bar that
    was taken out of the new Office System 2003?

    Thanks.

    Alan >>
    --
    I hope this helps you,

    Bob Buckland ?:-)
    MS Office System Products MVP

    *Courtesy is not expensive and can pay big dividends*

    The Office 2003 System parts explained
    http://microsoft.com/uk/office/editions.asp



    Bob
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    Re: Replacement for Office ShortCut Bar

    Bob,

    Thanks very much for your detailed reply.

    I will check these out.

    I really miss the OSB!

    Regards,

    Alan


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    Re: Replacement for Office ShortCut Bar



    Paul,

    Thanks for your reply.

    It looks like they have some other useful products as well.

    Regards,

    Alan


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