Microsoft MVPs teach you new skills for customizing the Ribbon
If you like to build custom applications or customize the Office user interface, this book is for you. Written by a team of Microsoft MVPs, it shows you—step by step—how easy it is to modify the Microsoft Office® 2007 Ribbon, how the Ribbon works, and how you can customize it to add functionality. You'll learn to leverage the RibbonX API to hide, create, add, and group controls.
Along with techniques for using XML, VBA, and Access macros, you'll find clear instructions, practical examples, and real-world code you can use. This is the perfect guide for beginners, developers, and power users alike.
Explore the Ribbon user interface and Quick Access Toolbar
Access the CustomUI Editor and start modifying
Learn the essentials of XML and why you need it
Write and debug your own code with Visual Basic® for Applications (VBA)
Master RibbonX basic controls and create custom, static, and dynamic menus
Deploy your Ribbon customizations across files
Gain a working knowledge of key aspects of Office security such as digital certificates and privacy settings
Inside you'll also find a handy table of RibbonX tags, a tool to quickly reveal the imageMso references and generate its XML, and much more.
I was looking for technical details on building and implementing ribbon customizations. Although there are a few useful chapters in this book, it is bloated with chapters that are targeted to people who have never encountered xml or worked with vba. At $40 it is over-priced.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend