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Paul
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      17th Feb 2009
I uninstalled the Save as PDF or XPS addin and all of a sudden, some 7 docs
that I had pinned to the start menu disappeared (not the docs themselves, but
their appearance in the Office button menu). I'm pretty sure that it was
right after the uninstall. Is this something that I can expect to have happen
after uninstalling an addin? I just started using the Work menu in Word
2003, so I came across Jay Freedman's replication of that for Word 2007. I'd
rather do that than have my pinned docs disappear. Is there something I can
do to avoid this? or is that Work menu for 2007 the only stable option?
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Graham Mayor
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      17th Feb 2009
Interesting. The list is stored in the registry at
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\12\Word\FileMRU
My guess is that uninstalling this particular add-in rolls back the registry
system via the System Restore function to the state that it was in when
installed, thus amending the MRU to the state it was in at that time. A way
to confirm that would be to re-install the add-in (it does not impinge on
system performance) then use Windows system restore to restore to the time
before you uninstalled it. This should put back the registry to its state
then.
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Paul wrote:
> I uninstalled the Save as PDF or XPS addin and all of a sudden, some
> 7 docs that I had pinned to the start menu disappeared (not the docs
> themselves, but their appearance in the Office button menu). I'm
> pretty sure that it was right after the uninstall. Is this something
> that I can expect to have happen after uninstalling an addin? I just
> started using the Work menu in Word 2003, so I came across Jay
> Freedman's replication of that for Word 2007. I'd rather do that than
> have my pinned docs disappear. Is there something I can do to avoid
> this? or is that Work menu for 2007 the only stable option?



 
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Paul
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      18th Feb 2009
I installed the Save to PDF function, and at some time after I started this
thread, after seeing them all go away, I rebuilt the MRU list by opening up
lots of documents. THe menu was behaving very strange. At first, there were
numbers only for the first 9 documents. I had more than nine, but the rest
didn't have the number on the left side (in the Office Button menu). Just
now, the recent files list vanished. I closed down Word, re-opened it, logged
back out and in again, and still--nothing.

If I continue with 2007, I'm definitely going to use the Work menu instead
of "pin to start menu" feature. At any rate, apart from reinstalling Office
which is only slightly more fun than reinstalling Windows is there anything
else I can do?
I did a Google search and a search through this forum but saw nothing that
mimicked my problem here.
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Paul
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      18th Feb 2009
BTW--the option in the Word Options has always been "17." I haven't changed
it up or down since I installed Office 2007.
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Paul
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      18th Feb 2009
I don't know if this is part of teh same problem or not, but I've also
noticed that the Close Window button on the QAT has stopped working. I can
close the doc with Ctrl+W, but not by clicking on that button.
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Paul
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      18th Feb 2009
Never mind. I just realized that Ccleaner, a system cleaner, surreptitiously,
after I installed Office 2007, decided that I wanted to clean up the MRU
lists and whatever else it decided I didn't want in that program. Man its one
thing to notice a new program being installed and giving you options, but
quite another to decide to remove MRU lists on its own. I'm gonna uninstall
that as soon as I'm done posting here.
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Suzanne S. Barnhill
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      18th Feb 2009
Registry cleaners are insidious and generally unnecessary, and that one is
notorious for wiping all the Registry settings you actually want to save.

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"Paul" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Never mind. I just realized that Ccleaner, a system cleaner,
> surreptitiously,
> after I installed Office 2007, decided that I wanted to clean up the MRU
> lists and whatever else it decided I didn't want in that program. Man its
> one
> thing to notice a new program being installed and giving you options, but
> quite another to decide to remove MRU lists on its own. I'm gonna
> uninstall
> that as soon as I'm done posting here.
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> Paul
>
> MS Office 2007
> XP Home SP3
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Paul
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      18th Feb 2009
Suzanne, although Ccleaner does have registry-cleaning functionality, I was
using it as a temp file cleaner only. Its just that, like I said, it sees
new programs you've installed and assumes you want them scrubbed of MRUs and
what not. Rather atrocious default behavior if you ask me. Anyways, I'm
slowly rebuilding my Recent Files list in Word now....
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Paul

MS Office 2007
XP Home SP3
Dell Inspiron 1501


"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

> Registry cleaners are insidious and generally unnecessary, and that one is
> notorious for wiping all the Registry settings you actually want to save.
>
> --
> Suzanne S. Barnhill
> Microsoft MVP (Word)
> Words into Type
> Fairhope, Alabama USA
> http://word.mvps.org
>


 
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