I have a 3rd party app that when installed will add its own icon to the MS 2003 Word toolbar. They do not provide a way to prevent this icon being added. I know I can address thsi with a Macro but I wanted a different way. Do any of you have a VBScript that will remove an icon from the MS Word toolbar?

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Toolbar customisations are held in a template. If they're futzing with NORMAL.DOT, the default template, they need some serious education.

Once you've done that, it should be simple enough to record the removal as a Word macro and adapt the code to VBS. Normally, removing the data typing from variables is all that's required. If they've done it the correct way and used a custom template, you can edit that (having created a back-up, of course) to stop the AutoExec (or Open0 macro from executing when the template is loaded.

BTW, why not use the 'Scripting' forum for scripting questions? :)
Answered 08/26/2009 by: VBScab
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Alternatively, the icon may be a result of a Word Add-in (if it's on it's own toolbar). Check to see if a template has been added into the Word Startup folder or in the following 2 registry locations.

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\Word\Addins]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Office\Word\Addins]

Typically, yo can set the LoadBehavior to the value of 4 to disable the addin.
Answered 08/26/2009 by: michaelnowell
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Thank you for the great ideas, which helped. And sorry I did not post this in the proper group [8|]
Answered 08/27/2009 by: mhsl808
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