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Add ribbon button to existing ribbon group
 
chen lu




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I want to add a button in ribbon group Names on TabNewMessage. But I saw some one said "Unfortunately the Ribbon UI doesn't allow to add controls to existing groups. ", Why? Is there any work around way?
Posted 02 Jun, 2009 22:17:11 Top
Andrei Smolin


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Hello Chen,

This is by design from Microsoft. No workaround is available.

Regards from Belarus (GMT+2),

Andrei Smolin
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Posted 03 Jun, 2009 06:02:11 Top
chen lu




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Thanks Andrei.
I have another question.

In outlook 2003, when you compose a email, in the inspector command bar, there is a bar with Send button, address book button etc., what is that bar name. It is not a standard tool bar or a menu bar. I want to add a button in it. is that possible?
Posted 03 Jun, 2009 08:43:02 Top
Andrei Smolin


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Hello Chen,

In Outlook 2003 mail inspectors, the Send button is located on the Standard toolbar. Yes, you can add custom button to this toolbar.

Regards from Belarus (GMT+2),

Andrei Smolin
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Posted 03 Jun, 2009 09:21:46 Top
chen lu




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Andrei,
are you sure that is standard tool bar? Go to View/Tool Bar, abd try to hide the standard tool bar, you will see you cannot hide it.

Thank you for your reply.

Chen

Posted 03 Jun, 2009 11:07:45 Top
Andrei Smolin


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Chen,

Oh, I see.

If you clear the "Use Word to edit e-mail messages" flag in Outlook 2003 (see Tools | Options Mai Format), then in mail inspectors, the Send button is located on the Standard toolbar. Yes, you can hide or show it via the View | Toolbars menu.

If however the flag is checked, Outlook shows a Word inspector to edit an e-mail message. In this case, the Send button is located on a special toolbar called Envelope. Microsoft Doesn't provide a way to customize it, unfortunately.

Regards from Belarus (GMT+2),

Andrei Smolin
Add-in Express Team Leader
Posted 03 Jun, 2009 12:06:07 Top