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    Where does this file's custom ribbon tab come from?

    Hi,

    I am trying to replicate the behavior of an .xlsm file I have. When I open it, I have a custom tab showing. However, if I go into the "customize ribbon" section, it's not there. There also doesn't seem to be any macro running on the workbook open event. Also looked in quick access toolbars and there's nothing... how is this happening???

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    Re: Where does this file's custom ribbon tab come from?

    OK no replies so going to try my luck on another forum as well. I'd post a link but it seems I'm too new...

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    Re: Where does this file's custom ribbon tab come from?

    muse, welcome to the forum.

    All forum members are volunteers, who offer their time and expertise for free. You waited a little over 2 hours before giving up - I would suggest a little more patience on your side?

    And yes, you are not permitted to post links until you have at least 10 posts, but you could still post the link here, using a bit of creativity. If you post elsewhere, and they notice your post here - without a link - you will probably get dinged there, too.
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    Re: Where does this file's custom ribbon tab come from?

    I very much appreciate that answers are coming from volunteers and I'm very thankful (or at least I would be) for any answers I get...

    However, this is my 2nd post and my 1st is now 9 days old and still has no replies... so I'm 0/2 so far and figured I needed to try elsewhere.

    here's an abreviated version of the link that I'm hoping passes the filter...

    mrexcel.com/forum/excel-questions/1088709-where-does-files-custom-ribbon-tab-come.html

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    Re: Where does this file's custom ribbon tab come from?

    crossposted: https://www.mrexcel.com/forum/excel-...-tab-come.html

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    Re: Where does this file's custom ribbon tab come from?

    I'm sorry but your mistaken.

    If you read my post I said I couldn't post the link because of the forum's rules (no posting links if you're too new). Then someone suggested I try to get clever about posting it so I did.. In the post just before yours I have the link there... trying my best to comply here.

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    Re: Where does this file's custom ribbon tab come from?

    Quote Originally Posted by muse43 View Post
    I very much appreciate that answers are coming from volunteers and I'm very thankful (or at least I would be) for any answers I get...

    However, this is my 2nd post and my 1st is now 9 days old and still has no replies... so I'm 0/2 so far and figured I needed to try elsewhere.

    here's an abreviated version of the link that I'm hoping passes the filter...

    mrexcel.com/forum/excel-questions/1088709-where-does-files-custom-ribbon-tab-come.html
    Thanks for the link (see, getting creative works )

    Regarding your other thread, Im sorry you got no response on that 1 - again, you only waited less than 2 hours for a reply?
    https://www.excelforum.com/excel-pro...mittently.html

    I know it still has had no response, but also, you need to wait at least 24 hours before "bumping" your thread. It often happens that, when the forum gets busy, threads get pushed down the list onto lower-numbered pages, and out of regular viewing. When this happens, you should bump your thread, the next day, asking for assistance.

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    Re: Where does this file's custom ribbon tab come from?

    Hi!

    Press alt+F11 when you have the workbook open. As you can see there are a lot of modules/forms that are the ribbon itself.
    EXCEL_k3QSnV5EgU.png

    With a quick look the ribbon seems to be built in module named ProjectMenu
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    Re: Where does this file's custom ribbon tab come from?

    The ribbon itself is created in the XML of the workbook. That vba is the code that is called from the ribbon.
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    Re: Where does this file's custom ribbon tab come from?

    Thanks rorya, I believe you're correct. I've seen the VBA that does the actions when the ribbon is pressed but I am looking for how the buttons get there in the first place. I am now looking into the embedded XML. I believe I can build this in Visual Studio. Although it will be my first project in VS, going to give that a try today and see if it works.

    Following these two links instructions:

    ww.rondebruin.nl/win/section2.htm (add another "w" in front - needed to clear the no links filter)
    docs.microsoft.com/en-us/visualstudio/vsto/walkthrough-creating-a-custom-tab-by-using-the-ribbon-designer?view=vs-2017

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    Re: Where does this file's custom ribbon tab come from?

    You don't really need Visual Studio as there are other applications for it, but if that's what you have to hand...

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    Re: Where does this file's custom ribbon tab come from?

    Right well actually I was just taking a look at that first link above (rondebruin) and am going to look into his suggestion to use a custom UI editor. I'll post my results... Thanks again!

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    Re: Where does this file's custom ribbon tab come from?

    OK final results are in... and the Custom UI editor works great!!! Was exactly what I was looking for. I can edit the ribbon of a particular excel file and the edits stay with the file on any machine. Now I can "Install" that file to have that tab show up on any machine (after installation) on any file (which was the ultimate goal all along).

    Thanks again for all your help!! rorya, you get extra props! lol. Cheers!

    PS here's the link to the editor:
    openxmldeveloper.org/blog/b/openxmldeveloper/archive/2006/05/26/customuieditor.aspx

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    Re: Where does this file's custom ribbon tab come from?

    muse, Im really happy you got the results you wanted, here. Thanks for your patience and for sticking with us

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    Re: Where does this file's custom ribbon tab come from?

    Yes, well really appreciate the help. I'm sure to be back!

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