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Office 2013 isn’t just sluggish and monochromatic

Office 2013 Preview isn’t just sluggish and single-colored to the point of being depressing: I’m pretty sure this might be the most features removed from a release of Office. Have a look here – it’s downright depressing… Changes in Office 2013 Preview Notice the large number of features removed with no compelling reason. At least …

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How to uninstall MSDAIPP (Web Folders) from Windows 7

We had a Windows 7 workstation that was exhibiting “wonky” behavior when opening SharePoint folders in Office 2010 Word (and explorer in general). When it was supposed to open the save-as dialog to a SharePoint folder, it would instead show the default “My Document” folder. You could still enter a SharePoint url, and it would …

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Paragraph formatting, new lines and bullet lists in Word Rich Text Content Controls

Every since who knows when, Microsoft Word has had Form Fields that allow you to create a fill-in form using Word. Trouble is, unless you protect the document, people rarely end up placing the text in the correct box – or they might delete the field altogether. So you protect the document. Now spell checking …

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Office 2010 Backstage OnShow callback contextObject

The signature for the Office 2010 backstage OnShow callback looks like so: [csharp] void Backstage_OnShow(object contextObject) [/csharp] But I cannot find anywhere that documents what the contextObject is. Well I can tell you – it’s the Window object that is hosting the backstage as shown. I’m guessing it’s an object because it will be the …

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Undocumented Office Ribbon Callback functionality

I just stumbled on an undocumented feature of the getImage callback for the Office 2010 Ribbon (well, backstage actually) The “official” callback signature is [csharp] Public System.Drawing.Bitmap GetImage(Office.IRibbonControl control) {} [/csharp] Or sometimes [csharp] Public stdole.IPictureDisp GetImage(Office.IRibbonControl control) {} [/csharp] I don’t know which is “best”, but if you return a Bitmap it sure is …

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Definitive complete list of Office Ribbon Callback Signatures for 2007 and 2010

Microsoft’s documentation for programming the Office Ribbon is pretty sparse at best. There are two pages you can get Callback signatures: 1. Customizing the 2007 Office Fluent Ribbon for Developers (Part 3 of 3) 2. Introduction to the Office 2010 Backstage View for Developers Notice that neither of these documents sound like where you would …

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