Keeping Toolbars

chaats

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Oct 9, 2002
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Okay here is a problem I have run into a couple of times.

I customize the excel toolbars, taking out icons I don't use, adding the ones I use a lot, and adding some macros.

However, when I get a new job, or a new pc, or as in the case yesterday, a new hardrive on the pc at work, those custom jobs are lost.

Is there anyway to save them and reinstall on excel?
 

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Aaron Blood

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Search your C drive for the location of the "*.xlb" file. Everytime Excel closes it updates the xlb file with your modified toolbar settings. At least this is the way it works in XL97.

I periodically make a backup of mine with a little bat file:
Copy C:Winnt*.xlb H:Backup

If you delete the file completely, it will default to the original settings the next time Excel is opened. If you keep a copy of your xlb file handy, you can easily re-copy it if yours gets lost.

Imposing your toolbar settings on other users' machines may be a bit intrusive (I know I wouldn't appreciate that). I guess if you backup the users current "userx.xlb" settings and then put them back when you're done it's OK.

I s'pose it might even be possible to create an addin "toolbar manager" style application that could save and retrieve multiple toolbar "views". I'd have to think about it a bit more. Maybe someone's already built one? I haven't looked that far into it.

-AB
 

chaats

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Thanks very much. It is just "my machine" at work so its just a matter of resetting if I leave.
 

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