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WD: Macro to Dock Toolbars That Are Beyond Screen Borders


The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Word for Windows 95, versions 7.0, 7.0a
  • Microsoft Word for Windows, versions 6.0, 6.0a, 6.0c


This article contains a WordBasic macro to dock (move) any active toolbars that are not visible on screen to the top of the active Microsoft Word window.


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This WordBasic macro lists the names of all toolbars in Word, and then prompts the user to enter the name of the missing toolbar.

   Sub MAIN
      ' Create new document for inserting toolbar names.
      ' Loop through all toolbars in Normal template.
      For i = 1 To CountToolbars(0)
         ' Insert toolbar names into documents.
         Insert ToolbarName$(i) + Chr$(13)
      Next i
      ' Build variable for prompt.
      msg$= "Type the missing Toolbar name from the list at "
      msg$= msg$ + "the left of this Dialog box then click OK."
      ' If Cancel is selected or incorrect info is entered that
      ' would cause an error, trap the error and resume to next line.
      On Error Resume Next
      ' Display InputBox to get name of toolbar to dock.
      Lostbar$ = InputBox$(msg$)
      ' Dock the toolbar.
      MoveToolbar Lostbar$, 1, 10, 100
      ' Close the document created earlier.
      FileClose 2
   End Sub 

To dock a single toolbar, type the following WordBasic command in a blank macro window and then run the macro

       MoveToolBar  "<toolbar name>",1,10,100 

where <toolbar name> is the name of the toolbar displayed in the View Toolbars dialog box.

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Last Reviewed: December 29, 2000
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