MS Word 2010 Standard Toolbar button--bullet

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Angie Nelson

It is NOT possible to change the behavior of the bullet button on
Word's (2007 + 2010) standard toolbar, correct?

I do consider myself an expert-level user of Word, and for over 10
years now, I have been creating and modifying templates for clients as
part of my job as a Technical Writer. My current client has made a
request that I've never had before, and I've been scouring the web
trying to find an answer for this issue. Even though he likes/approves
of the bullet list styles I have created in their template, he wants
to be able to press the bullet button on the toolbar and get the
bullet list styles from the template, not the default Word bullet list
styles. I guess applying a style is too much trouble???

Is there anything I can do to appease this man and give him an easy
way to get what he wants, or should I (professionally, of course) just
tell him to suck it up and deal with it, unless he wants to hire a
Word developer to re-engineer his own personal version?

Thanks so much for any help/info you can provide!
 
S

Stefan Blom

As in earlier versions of Word, you can add a macro that intercepts the
FormatBulletDefault command, but the macro will only run when the actual
bullet button is being clicked; it does not prevent anyone from clicking the
arrow on the bullet button to see more options from the gallery.

Sub FormatBulletDefault()
Selection.Style = "Bullet Style Name Here"
End Sub

Place the macro in the Normal template.

-- 
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP




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"Angie Nelson" wrote in message

It is NOT possible to change the behavior of the bullet button on
Word's (2007 + 2010) standard toolbar, correct?

I do consider myself an expert-level user of Word, and for over 10
years now, I have been creating and modifying templates for clients as
part of my job as a Technical Writer. My current client has made a
request that I've never had before, and I've been scouring the web
trying to find an answer for this issue. Even though he likes/approves
of the bullet list styles I have created in their template, he wants
to be able to press the bullet button on the toolbar and get the
bullet list styles from the template, not the default Word bullet list
styles. I guess applying a style is too much trouble???

Is there anything I can do to appease this man and give him an easy
way to get what he wants, or should I (professionally, of course) just
tell him to suck it up and deal with it, unless he wants to hire a
Word developer to re-engineer his own personal version?

Thanks so much for any help/info you can provide!
 
A

Angie Nelson

As in earlier versions of Word, you can add a macro that intercepts the
FormatBulletDefault command, but the macro will only run when the actual
bullet button is being clicked; it does not prevent anyone from clicking the
arrow on the bullet button to see more options from the gallery.

Sub FormatBulletDefault()
Selection.Style = "Bullet Style Name Here"
End Sub

Place the macro in the Normal template.

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP

---------------------------------------------"Angie Nelson"  wrote in message


It is NOT possible to change the behavior of the bullet button on
Word's (2007 + 2010) standard toolbar, correct?

I do consider myself an expert-level user of Word, and for over 10
years now, I have been creating and modifying templates for clients as
part of my job as a Technical Writer. My current client has made a
request that I've never had before, and I've been scouring the web
trying to find an answer for this issue. Even though he likes/approves
of the bullet list styles I have created in their template, he wants
to be able to press the bullet button on the toolbar and get the
bullet list styles from the template, not the default Word bullet list
styles. I guess applying a style is too much trouble???

Is there anything I can do to appease this man and give him an easy
way to get what he wants, or should I (professionally, of course) just
tell him to suck it up and deal with it, unless he wants to hire a
Word developer to re-engineer his own personal version?

Thanks so much for any help/info you can provide!
Stefan--Thanks for this info. However, my client wants to change the
functionality of the button from within the template I have created
for his company. I have always known that the button was linked to
normal.dot, but if I add a macro to intercept the FormatBulletDefault
command from within the template I created, it wouldn't work, would it?
 
S

Stefan Blom

Yes, you can add the macro to a document template. It will then intercept
the command in documents created from that template (assuming, of course,
that the template is available).

-- 
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP




---------------------------------------------
"Angie Nelson" wrote in message

As in earlier versions of Word, you can add a macro that intercepts the
FormatBulletDefault command, but the macro will only run when the actual
bullet button is being clicked; it does not prevent anyone from clicking
the
arrow on the bullet button to see more options from the gallery.

Sub FormatBulletDefault()
Selection.Style = "Bullet Style Name Here"
End Sub

Place the macro in the Normal template.

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP

---------------------------------------------"Angie Nelson" wrote in
message


It is NOT possible to change the behavior of the bullet button on
Word's (2007 + 2010) standard toolbar, correct?

I do consider myself an expert-level user of Word, and for over 10
years now, I have been creating and modifying templates for clients as
part of my job as a Technical Writer. My current client has made a
request that I've never had before, and I've been scouring the web
trying to find an answer for this issue. Even though he likes/approves
of the bullet list styles I have created in their template, he wants
to be able to press the bullet button on the toolbar and get the
bullet list styles from the template, not the default Word bullet list
styles. I guess applying a style is too much trouble???

Is there anything I can do to appease this man and give him an easy
way to get what he wants, or should I (professionally, of course) just
tell him to suck it up and deal with it, unless he wants to hire a
Word developer to re-engineer his own personal version?

Thanks so much for any help/info you can provide!
Stefan--Thanks for this info. However, my client wants to change the
functionality of the button from within the template I have created
for his company. I have always known that the button was linked to
normal.dot, but if I add a macro to intercept the FormatBulletDefault
command from within the template I created, it wouldn't work, would it?
 

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