Adobe 6 Kills My Menu!  
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NAVTEJ





PostPosted: Mon Jan 12 11:03:16 CST 2004 Top

MS Word VBA >> Adobe 6 Kills My Menu!

Adobe 6 is killing my custom menu. The following described behavior
only occurs on PCs loaded with Adobe 6, with the MS Word Adobe
template active. If I deactivate the Adobe 6 plug-in for Word, the
problem goes away. However, that's not the optimal solution. :)

When I call up a new document based on the custom template, my custom
menu bar gets displayed as the rightmost menu item. However, once I
click "OK" from the start-up dialog box, the custom menu goes away. If
I right-click the menu bar and click "Customize...," then close it
without doing anything, the custom menu reappears. If I then press
<CTRL+N> and create a new document, then switch back to my custom
template document, the custom menu is there but disappears
immediately!

What is Adobe doing that is killing my menu? How can I stop this
insane behavior?

Thanks.

Word199  
 
 
Jonathan





PostPosted: Mon Jan 12 11:03:16 CST 2004 Top

MS Word VBA >> Adobe 6 Kills My Menu! Hi Seeker,

Yes, I've experienced this as well. The PDFMaker add in from Adobe Acrobat
is a very rude application.

The way I have worked roud this for my own add-ins is to include an AutoExec
macro. AutoExec runs automatically when an add-in is loaded. In the AutoExec
macro, write some code that makes sure that your custome menu is made
visible.

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> Adobe 6 is killing my custom menu. The following described behavior
> only occurs on PCs loaded with Adobe 6, with the MS Word Adobe
> template active. If I deactivate the Adobe 6 plug-in for Word, the
> problem goes away. However, that's not the optimal solution. :)
>
> When I call up a new document based on the custom template, my custom
> menu bar gets displayed as the rightmost menu item. However, once I
> click "OK" from the start-up dialog box, the custom menu goes away. If
> I right-click the menu bar and click "Customize...," then close it
> without doing anything, the custom menu reappears. If I then press
> <CTRL+N> and create a new document, then switch back to my custom
> template document, the custom menu is there but disappears
> immediately!
>
> What is Adobe doing that is killing my menu? How can I stop this
> insane behavior?
>
> Thanks.

 
 
Lars-Eric





PostPosted: Mon Jan 12 11:24:17 CST 2004 Top

MS Word VBA >> Adobe 6 Kills My Menu! Seeker,

We have also faced this problem. Delete every *.dot file in the
*\Office\Startup folder that belongs to Adobe. Then there should be no
problems with your own menues.

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Regards,
Lars-Eric Gisslén



> Adobe 6 is killing my custom menu. The following described behavior
> only occurs on PCs loaded with Adobe 6, with the MS Word Adobe
> template active. If I deactivate the Adobe 6 plug-in for Word, the
> problem goes away. However, that's not the optimal solution. :)
>
> When I call up a new document based on the custom template, my custom
> menu bar gets displayed as the rightmost menu item. However, once I
> click "OK" from the start-up dialog box, the custom menu goes away. If
> I right-click the menu bar and click "Customize...," then close it
> without doing anything, the custom menu reappears. If I then press
> <CTRL+N> and create a new document, then switch back to my custom
> template document, the custom menu is there but disappears
> immediately!
>
> What is Adobe doing that is killing my menu? How can I stop this
> insane behavior?
>
> Thanks.


 
 
cklester





PostPosted: Mon Jan 12 16:06:12 CST 2004 Top

MS Word VBA >> Adobe 6 Kills My Menu!
> Hi Seeker,
>
> Yes, I've experienced this as well. The PDFMaker add in from Adobe Acrobat
> is a very rude application.

Yeah, I did a check at Adobe's site and it seems a LOT of developers
(and endusers, I guess :) ) are having problems with this latest
incarnation. From what I gleened at their site, an update to 6.0.1
might fix it. I'm downloading that patch now and will let you know how
it works. (It's only 15MB, but I'm on a slow 128K DSL connection...
Adobe <censored>!!!) <ahem>. Back to work.

> The way I have worked roud this for my own add-ins is to include an AutoExec
> macro. AutoExec runs automatically when an add-in is loaded. In the AutoExec
> macro, write some code that makes sure that your custome menu is made
> visible.

I tried this...

sub autoexec
commandbars("Menu Bar").Controls("mymenu").visible= true
end sub

but it didn't work. My menu stayed gone.

Thanks for the help!

-Seeker
 
 
cklester





PostPosted: Mon Jan 12 16:08:35 CST 2004 Top

MS Word VBA >> Adobe 6 Kills My Menu!
> Seeker,
>
> We have also faced this problem. Delete every *.dot file in the
> *\Office\Startup folder that belongs to Adobe. Then there should be no
> problems with your own menues.

Lars,

This would be a fine solution for me, but many people want to (or need
to) keep their Adobe template running. :/

Thanks.
 
 
cklester





PostPosted: Mon Jan 12 16:28:54 CST 2004 Top

MS Word VBA >> Adobe 6 Kills My Menu!
> Hi Seeker,
>
> Yes, I've experienced this as well. The PDFMaker add in from Adobe Acrobat
> is a very rude application.

Well, apparently version 6.0.1 fixes this issue! <whew>

I'm having to post from Google; otherwise, I woulda waited for my
other post to show up. :/

-Seeker
 
 
Graham





PostPosted: Tue Jan 13 03:26:57 CST 2004 Top

MS Word VBA >> Adobe 6 Kills My Menu! There are some suggestions at
http://www.gmayor.com/lose_that_adobe_acrobat_toolbar.htm on losing the
toolbar (the technique can be used for the menus) whilst retaining the
functionality when required.

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>> Seeker,
>>
>> We have also faced this problem. Delete every *.dot file in the
>> *\Office\Startup folder that belongs to Adobe. Then there should be
>> no
>> problems with your own menues.
>
> Lars,
>
> This would be a fine solution for me, but many people want to (or need
> to) keep their Adobe template running. :/
>
> Thanks.