Save menus layout?

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Is there a way to save the changed (by me) layout of menus in MS Visio? What about other MS Office applications?

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Corey Gouker, Employee

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If you right click the empty space of the toolbar and click Customize... you should be able to adjust the menus, toolbars, and commands and it should remember the settings between sessions.
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What I had in mind was the ability to save the newly made layout so I can switch between several custom layouts. Or be able to export my favourite layout in case I'd be reinstalling the OS. I think AutoCAD has such options. Is this available in MS Office?
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Oh I see...What version of Visio are you running? Depending on the version there are different levels of customization that you can do. For example you can totally customize the ribbon in Word 2007 and save that to move the settings over to another system. If I remember correctly in Word 2003 most of this was done via the Normal.dot.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/libra...

Not too sure about Visio though, will dig a bit more.
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Visio 2007.

By the way how do I export the settings of the ribbon? I've been wondering since long! I checked the link in your post but couldn't find out.
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http://blogs.msdn.com/alspeirs/archiv...

That may help. So you'd export the ribbon as XML. If you don't have Visual Studio you could grab one of the Express editions:
http://www.microsoft.com/express/

I'm still looking into a much simpler way to do the export and import though.
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Thank you!