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Change the default folder that Excel/PowerPoint/Word looks for pictures in

WARNING: Using Registry Editor incorrectly can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system.  I cannot be held responsible for the problems resulting from the incorrect use of Registry Editor. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.

1. Quit all open Windows applications. On the Windows Start menu, click Run.

2. In the Open box, type Regedit, and click OK.

3. Expand the HKEY_CURRENT_USER sub tree until you see the following folder:

                        \User Shell Folders

4. Select the "User Shell Folders" folder.

5. Create a new string value, by selecting Edit|New|String value from the rename it to "My Pictures" (without the quotes). After renaming it, double click it & set it's value data to the path that you want it to default too; e.g. "C:\Images\Jpegs" .

Note: If "My Pictures" string value already exists merely change it's value data.

6. Quit the Registry Editor.


Restore the Insert Word Table button on the Standard toolbar (PPT 2000)

PowerPoint 2000 introduced a new feature - Native Tables. However this is a poor shadow of the original Word Tables which could be inserted. You can still use insert a Word table in PowerPoint using the Insert|Object option from the menu. However if you attempt to locate the Insert Word Table Button using the Tools|Customize|Commands tab you will meet with little success - it's just not there! However all is not lost. You can still create a button  using a simple one line routine using the in-built command button ID

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Sub InsertWordTableToToolbar()
' Create the button on the Standard toolbar and position it before the 14th button.
    CommandBars("Standard").Controls.Add Id:=681, before:=14
End Sub



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