How to make the Writer's Workbench Toolbar available whenever
Word is invoked
|This entry was inspired by a
request from Dr. Kit Nip of Iowa Wesleyan College (Thanks Kit!)
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problems with or questions about this procedure.
This procedure works with WWB 8.5 or later releases.
For Word 2003 or earlier, use the procedure in #2 below.
For Word 2007, Word 2010, Word 2013, use the procedure in
Start Microsoft Word without Writer's Workbench (Start, Programs, Microsoft Word or through
Word 2003 and earlier:
Pull down Tools, Options, File Locations;
modify "Startup" to point
"OK" your way out of these
Word 2007 / Word 2010 / Word 2013:
Click File (or
Office button) in the upper-left corner
Click on Options and then
Scroll down to the bottom and click on "File
Modify "Startup" to read "C:\WWB\Startup"
"OK" your way out of
Exit Word to update those settings
Start Microsoft Word again (Start, Programs, Microsoft Word or
through a desktop shortcut or double-click on a .doc or .docx
The Writer's Workbench tools should be loaded now as if you had
invoked Word using the WWB icon
The desktop shortcut to Writer's Workbench can be deleted, as it will no longer be
If you would like to make loading Writer's Workbench optional again, point
Word's Startup directory to a different location in Word.
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