Remove ribbons and save space in office 2007

I have seen lots of people trying to adopt with the new look and feel of office 2007 applications. With the introduction of ribbons in office 2007 it becomes quite difficult to find the old frequently used features like Formatting, Tools etc which we are used to from office 97-2003.

In all the new features as ribbons in office 2007 applications seems quite annoying to people than useful right now, another problem which user face due to ribbons in office 2007 applications is that these ribbons takes 20% percent of the total space of the entire.


Let’s take an example of office 2007 word and find out how can we contract office 2007 ribbons.


Add old Word 2003 classic menu layout to Word 2007

I have been using office 2007 for sometime now and become quite used to the know how, features and tools location in Microsoft Word 2007.

With Office 2007 released the old classic menu layout which includes File | Edit | View and so on is replaced by the new web 2.0 tabbed ribbon interface which includes Home | Insert | Page Layout and so on ( as shown in the image below).


But, I have seen lot of people wasting so much time to actually locate different features like Format ,Tool and Table etc which appears simply in the old classic word 2003 menu layout.

Let’s see how can you restore the old classic word 2003 menu layout in word 2007.


How to view Power Point presentations when you don’t have power point installed

We have recently posted about how to view word documents when you don’t have Microsoft Power Point installed, this post is in continuation of the series of post we are preparing for how to handle various issues related to Microsoft office installed.

It happens sometimes when you don’t have office power point installed due to any reason and you need to present or view some power point presentation.

Microsoft has already released free viewer for PowerPoint 2007 which lets you full-featured presentations created in PowerPoint 97 and later versions.



How to open a word document when you don’t have Microsoft Word installed

You may think that there is no way out to read a word document with out Microsoft Office Word installed on your machine.

It happens some time when you may land up using a fresh new windows system where Microsoft office is not installed, mostly it could happen when you have just formatted your windows partition and installed a fresh copy of windows on it.


Microsoft itself come up with a solution by releasing free Viewer for Microsoft Word Documents   


Word Reader 5.0 – Free Alternative Word Document Reader To Read All Types Of Word Documents

Word Reader is one such free tool which is quite nice and fast alternative word document reader which can open any word document in it.


It can open Microsoft Word 2007(docx document), Microsoft Word 97-2003(doc document), Hyper Text Markup Language (Htm, Html), Plain Text Format (*.txt), Rich Text Format(RTF), Plain Text Format(TXT).

Read Also: How to open a word document when you don’t have Microsoft Word installed


Disable Useless Add-ins and Services In Microsoft Office, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher, Word

Topalt Enable-Disable Office Add-ins is a FREE to use tool which lets you enable or disable the current installed add ins with some microsoft office products including office, outlook, access, excel, powerpoint, word, publisher etc.


It can help you get rid of those add ins in microsoft products which get installed at the time of installation, with in single mouse click you can enable or disable any add-in installed.


Free .PST Recovery Utility Tool

If you are used to moving your outlook profile from one computer to another then this tool could be quite useful, as you may have a corrupted .pst file which cannot be imported in the outlook on the new computer.

It happens to many of us when .pst or Personal Folders file which contains email, calendar, contacts, tasks & more in Outlook gets corrupted, damaged. But only some people know that microsoft provides a free tool called Inbox Repair Tool as Scanpst.exe  

This small tool can be at different path depending on the Microsoft Outlook version you are using.

In Outlook XP, 2003 – Scanpst.exe will be found at the following path

C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\MSMAPI\LocaleID 

In Outlook 2007 – Scanpst.exe will be found at the following path

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE12Now

(assuming C drive is where your OS is installed)


Recover Extract Text From Damaged Word 2007 Docx Document

It happens some times when one of the very precious docx document of your get corrupted and after all the attempts being made you cannot open or recover any thing from that docx file document.

Damageddocx2txt is a FREE utility designed by Sandeep Kumar. This utility is quite easy to use tool to extract text from damaged/corrupted word 2007 docx file.


It is quite easy to use program as you just need to run it and click File >> Open and locate the file to be opened and text to be extracted.