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Sharing Customizations with Others
33. Add New Group(s) to the new tab.
44. Add commands to the new groups.
As you go through the steps to add a new ribbon tab, you will discover how
absolutely limiting the ribbon customizations are. You have no control over
which items appear with large icons and which appear with small icons. This
even applies to galleries. If you add the Cell Styles gallery to a group on
the ribbon, it always appears as an icon instead of a gallery, even if it is
the only thing on the entire ribbon tab (see the left icon in Figure 4.5 ). The
workaround is to add an entire built-in group to the tab. In the right of Figure
4.5 , the entire Styles group was added. The Cell Styles gallery is now al-
lowed to appear as a gallery.
Figure 4.5.
Figure 4.5. When added to a custom group, a gallery is reduced to a single
When added to a custom group, a gallery is reduced to a single
icon with a drop-down.
icon with a drop-down.
Sharing Customizations with Others
If you have developed the perfect ribbon customization and you want every-
one in your department to have the same customization, you can export all
the ribbon customizations.
To export the changes, follow these steps:
11. Right-click the ribbon and select Customize the Ribbon.
22. Below the right list box, select Import/Export, Export All Customiza-
tions.
Note
This is an all-or-nothing proposition. You cannot export your
changes to one custom tab without exporting your changes to the Data
and Home tabs.
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