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kilroyscarnival

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At lunchtime, I cover the front desk in my office and log in as myself on the receptionist's computer, taking whatever desk work I can with me.

If I want to replicate some of my custom ribbon features, and Quick Access Toolbar, on her computer, those are user-specific, aren't they? When she comes back and re-logs in, she wouldn't have to put up with my custom additions, would she?

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Actually, probably not. Depending on how you're doing the customization. If you're using the menu from the ribbon to "customize" it, then I think it's machine specific. Meaning, after you're done and log out, the next user will still have to contend with your customization.
 

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Hmm, I think I'm going to tread lightly then. I suppose I could just try to work around it, and only temporarily add what I like. Most of the time I'm revising reports someone else has made from a variety of old reports used as templates, and it's mostly small typing revisions, and looking for formatting issues. A big repetitive issue is the outline containing blank lines from a line return, and I've learned having the "classic Styles" dropdown on the QAT is the easiest way to change a line from Level ! to Body Text on the fly. It's simple enough to pop on and off the toolbar, I guess, so I'm not leaving a mess of new gizmos.
 

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Hmm, I think I'm going to tread lightly then. I suppose I could just try to work around it, and only temporarily add what I like. Most of the time I'm revising reports someone else has made from a variety of old reports used as templates, and it's mostly small typing revisions, and looking for formatting issues. A big repetitive issue is the outline containing blank lines from a line return, and I've learned having the "classic Styles" dropdown on the QAT is the easiest way to change a line from Level ! to Body Text on the fly. It's simple enough to pop on and off the toolbar, I guess, so I'm not leaving a mess of new gizmos.
I'll let you know when I get a chance to verify it. Cheers!
 

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It always was user specific IIRC. You could see multiple folder trees per user on a shared computer but if you didn't have the admin capability you couldn't open those folders. Remember "Documents and Settings" folder? One for each user.
You could make a minor change and ask to see the effect when other person is logged in.
 

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It always was user specific IIRC. You could see multiple folder trees per user on a shared computer but if you didn't have the admin capability you couldn't open those folders. Remember "Documents and Settings" folder? One for each user.
You could make a minor change and ask to see the effect when other person is logged in.
I know that's true about general Windows settings, but not sure how it works within Office toolbars, etc.

I did make some changes to the Building Blocks (added our letterhead headers and second-sheet background under Insert Headers) so that should be a relatively low-impact, and actually helpful, addition. We just don't work side by side a lot so I'll have to hang around when she gets back from lunch or make time.
 

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So the answer seems to be, it's user specific.

I got to stretch my legs AND check on it.

Her QAT doesn't reflect the items I added, and her Insert Header doesn't have our letterhead options in it, and she's happy the way it is. I guess I can customize away!

Thanks all! And happy weekend!

Ann
 

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So the answer seems to be, it's user specific.

I got to stretch my legs AND check on it.

Her QAT doesn't reflect the items I added, and her Insert Header doesn't have our letterhead options in it, and she's happy the way it is. I guess I can customize away!

Thanks all! And happy weekend!

Ann
Hi Ann. Thanks for the update. It's very good to know. Cheers!
 

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I should note that this may differ depending on how the overall system is set up, but as long as people have independent user log-ins and separate folders set up, I'm guessing these changes reside somewhere in a file that, along with my individual "normal.dot" template, resides in my user area.
 

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...I'm guessing these changes reside somewhere in a file that, along with my individual "normal.dot" template, resides in my user area.
Pretty sure they are Name.customUI or Name.officeUI where Name is a word related to the application: e.g. Word16.customUI.
Themes and templates are not kept there, but you'd be correct if you move up the folder tree all the way to your account name.
 

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