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Old June 3rd, 2010, 06:25 PM posted to
Jeff Strickland
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Default Who here still uses old Office 2000 SP3?

"LaModiste" wrote in message
On May 19, 9:29 pm, "Jeff Strickland" wrote:
"LaModiste" wrote in message


I do not "use" MSO 2000 as my Office suite (have 2007 Ultimate and now
using 2010 Pro). I cannot do without--will not do without--the MS
Office 2000ShortcutBar. I have used it with Office XP and Office
2007 for years. It is working beautifully, as always, with MS Office
2010. Just requires installing it LAST (after the Office suite that
you are going to use) and doing a custom install of ONLY theShortcut
Baron the Tools menu.

I live in fear that MS will find some way to really kill it in a
future version of Office g--for now, I can expect to have it for at
least three years until the next MSO version come out.

Why not just put the Office products that you want to be available only
click away onto the Quick LaunchBar, and be done with the

With the advent of the Quick LaunchBarthat allows any of your favorite
applications to be only one click away, instead of the OfficeShortcutBar
that only holds Office applications, why do you keep theshortcutbar?

LOL--what makes you think that the Shortcut Bar only holds MSO
applications??? I have 156 applications on 9 Shortcut Bars--all in the
same installation/different colors for each of the 9 sliding bars.
That is what makes it so great--everything is right there. I tried the
Jumplists in Win7--completely unsatisfactory.

HOWEVER--today I have found a replacement for my old Shortcut Friend.
Works the same way (multiple groupings/subdirectories) and does not
"tell" MSO2010 that another MSO is "installed" which may be causing a
small problem. It's Winstep's Nexus Ultimate 10.4.

I'm preparing for the delivery of the MSO2010 disks...and saying
goodbye to an old friend.

You can put anything onto the Short Cut Bar, but why? You can put the same
things onto the Quick Launch Bar.

I guess that under my rock, it makes no sense to have nine shortcut bars
sutffed full of 156 different applications. The whole point of the shortcut
bar -- and quick launch, for that matter -- is to let you identify a handful
of applications that you need to get to with a single click and not have
them take up lots of real estate on the screen. When you put every
application you own onto nine different shortcut bars, this pretty much
defeats the purpose. But hey, that's just me. I have 15 or so icons on the
Quick launch Bar so I can get them open with a single click, and the others
on the Desktop where I get at them with a single click, then a double click
to start the one I need. If I do this enough times with the same
application, I drag it to the Qucik Launch and revaluate the need for one of
the existing icons to be on the Quick Launch.

I was a big fan of the Office Shortcut Bar in the olden days before Quick
Launch. I kept lots of different things there, but it takes up an entire
border of the screen, so one may as well put all of the apps they can onto
the shortcut bar. I mean, if the bar is gonna take the space anyhow, it may
as well be filled with icons. But I have to question the usefulness of nine
shortcut bars filled with 156 applications.

Seems you need to put on your Systgem Programmer's hat and develop a
shortcut bar. I just drag the Task Bar to give three rows of icons, and then
drag the border of the Quick Launch bar to the right so the space will hold
the icons I want.