Wednesday, January 6, 2010

MS Office: Solving the Disappearing Quick Access Toolbar

If you've customized your Quick Access Toolbar in Microsoft Office 2007 but been frustrated that your changes disappear when you log off, our technician Roger W. has a solution for you:
In regards to the Office 2007 issue and the toolbars quick launchers not saving. The issue can be resolved with the enclosed attachment.
  1. Exit from of Office 2007 (Word, Excel etc)
  2. Save the attached file to your desktop.
  3. Double click OfficeFix.bat. It performs the operation in just a few seconds.
  4. Close the window that is opened.
  5. Delete the attachment.
This is only required to be run one time only. It only works based on user computer accounts and not computers. There is no need to run this on your laptop if you also use one in addition to your workstation. It will remember by your user name.
Enjoy and happy toolbarring, Roger
The enclosed batch file that he's referring to contains the following two commands if you'd like to paste them into the command line yourself:

reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Word\Options /v NoReReg /t REG_DWORD /d 1
reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Common\Toolbars\ /v QuickAccessToolbarRoaming /t REG_DWORD /d 1

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