I have always found the MS
Word Web toolbar to be annoying. I was pleased
to discover how to turn it off. I found the answer for the web toolbar in the Google Groups, after
searching on "disable Office web toolbar". It was the first message
thread in the list.
Here are the steps to disable the toolbar "forever":
1. Open MS Word
2. Open your normal.dot file, located in C:\Documents and
3. Use ALT-F11 to open the VBA window for Word, then switch
back to the main Word window
4. Use Tools / Macro / Record new macro, and call it
5. You don't need to assign a keystroke for this macro, unless you
want to instantly re-enable the Web Toolbar again. You can restore
the web toolbar later by running the macro manually - see step 9
below. If you do want to attach a keystroke, click the keyboard
"image", then type your shortcut key, then Assign, then Close.
6. Stop recording the macro, and use Tools / Macro / Macros,
select ToggleWebToolbar on the left, then click on Edit. You should
be sitting at the mostly empty code that you just recorded. Copy and paste this one line of code into the macro (this
should be on the SAME line):
CommandBars("Web").Enabled = Not CommandBars("Web").Enabled
7. Shift back to the main Word window, click the Save icon, and
8. Reload Word, and load a document with hyperlinks. Click on a
hyperlink, and the web toolbar will appear.
9. Use Tools / Macro / Macros, select ToggleWebToolbar on the left, and click on
Run. The web toolbar will
disappear, since it has been "permanently" disabled.
If you ever want it to appear again, just run the ToggleWebToolbar
macro again. Each time you run this code, it either enables or
disables the web toolbar.