Office 2007 Ribbon Customization, RibbonX Made Simple

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Customizing the Office 2007 Ribbon using RibbonX just got easier with the release of RibbonX For Dummies.

Wiley Publishing, Inc. has released the first book dedicated to customizing the Office 2007 Ribbon and finding solutions for a legacy VBA programs that may be affected by the Office 2007 Ribbon interface -- the most radical change to the Microsoft Office interface, ever. RibbonX For Dummies (Wiley Publishing, Inc.; ISBN 978-0-470-16994-0; August 27, 2007; $29.99) addresses VBA programmer concerns about the effect that the Office 2007 Ribbon will have on their customized templates and business-critical custom applications and teaches Office power users how to customize the Office 2007 Ribbon.

RibbonX For Dummies will have readers taking advantage of this radical new interface which is designed to make for easier discovery of application features, a shorter user learning curve and speedier work. Written in the Dummies friendly, easy-to-understand style, the book shows programmers how to build applications with the Office Ribbon. This book will show simpler examples in VBA and create complex examples in VB.NET and C# and is presented in four phases:

  • An Overview of RibbonX
  • Interacting with the Ribbon
  • Creating RibbonX Applications
  • Converting Existing Toolbars and Macros

RibbonX For Dummies will also introduce readers to ten new tasks you can perform with RibbonX and plenty of resources to work with. The book was written by John Paul Mueller, the bestselling author of 73 technical books. John has a loyal following based on the clarity of his programming examples and maintains an e-mail list of more than 500 loyal VBA programming customers whom he polled about their interest in this topic.

To book an author appearance or interview, please contact Ashley Evens, (201) 748-6702 or Check out the book online here:

About the Author
John Paul Mueller (La Valle, WI) is a writer, technical editor and consultant. He has authored and co-authored 73 books and over 300 articles on various topics, including networking, artificial intelligence, database management and programming. John contributes articles to magazines such as InformIT, DevSource, Visual Studio Developer, and asp.netPro. He also writes a monthly newsletter for Pinnacle Publishing.

About For Dummies
With near universal name recognition, more than 150 million books in print and over 900-plus topics, For Dummies is the world's bestselling reference series. With loyal customers around the globe, For Dummies enriches people's lives by making knowledge accessible in a fun and easy way. Described by the N.Y. Times as "more than a publishing phenomenon, but a sign of the times," For Dummies span every section of the bookstore, covering everything from health to history, music to math, sports to self-help, technology to travel, and more. The Dummies brand has expanded into new products and categories with an extensive licensed product line, including fitness and hobby DVDs, grilling kits, business software, cleaning products, automotive kits, craft kits, and apparel. For more information, visit For Dummies is a branded imprint of Wiley.

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