Docking MS Word's Formatting Palette?

Mac In School

macrumors 65816
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Jun 21, 2007
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I hate this floating thing. Excel's too. Every time I resize a document window I have to move that stupid little palette around.

Is there any way to turn it into a normal toolbar across the top?
 

Mac In School

macrumors 65816
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Jun 21, 2007
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The story of my life:

I spend hours search for an answer to a question. If I can't find an answer, I visit a forum and post the question. Being the diligent little work I am, I keep searching on my own.

Five minutes later I figure it out.

Problem solved. :)

So this isn't a complete waste of space, does anybody know how to train Excel to start up without a (blank) document?
 

Mac In School

macrumors 65816
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Jun 21, 2007
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Nothing. Just open up without a default document. Just like Photoshop does.

I very rarely create documents. I'm constantly working from others' documents. So when I launch Word or Excel, I close that window before opening the doc I want.

It's not a huge deal. I typically open documents other ways (like double-clicking them, or dragging them to the dock), so it's not a huge deal. But if it is customizable, I'd rather not have a default doc.
 

benjancewicz

macrumors newbie
Apr 6, 2008
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Baltimore, MD
The story of my life:

I spend hours search for an answer to a question. If I can't find an answer, I visit a forum and post the question. Being the diligent little work I am, I keep searching on my own.

Five minutes later I figure it out.

Problem solved. :)

So this isn't a complete waste of space, does anybody know how to train Excel to start up without a (blank) document?
Would you care to share with the class? I'm having trouble figuring this one out... :(
 

drfrag

macrumors newbie
Sep 6, 2008
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Grr, this toolbox is highly annoying. It keeps disappearing when I play with Spaces.
If you come back here someday, I'd like to read the way to dock it in the main window.

ciao
 

SleepySunday95

macrumors newbie
Apr 14, 2010
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Finally, Finally, Finally! After messing around with it for about 30 minutes I found it.

View>Toolbars>Formatting
And there it is, docked at the top. I've been needed this for a year!!!
 

coops

macrumors regular
Sep 10, 2009
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Well - i like the formatting palette, as it frees up vertical screen space... but, it would be great if it could be docked/snapped to the side of main window.

I've setup a script so a keyboard shortcut resizes & moves my word & excel apps to my preferred setting - and also sets my preferred zoom level and default view style, which helps, since i don't then need to resize any window manually and move the palette.

Here's what my zoomed word looks like after hitting my Command-Z shortcut -



Long rambling post of mine includes details on how to set this kind of thing up
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=826047