Chemistry Formatter Add-in for Microsoft Word disables the space bar???
Thread poster: Vladislav Badalov

Vladislav Badalov  Identity Verified
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May 4, 2009

Yesterday, I received the most recent issue of Jost Zetzsche's Toolkit, a wonderful computer newsletter for translation professionals. It always contains really useful information including links to free resources. In the last issue, I noticed Chemistry Formatter Add-ins for Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint (http://spectrum.troy.edu/~cking/ChemFormat/) and a sublink within it to ChemSpell, apparently a spell checker for chemical formulae. I installed both add-ins and initially saw them working fine. However, soon after that I found that my space bar was disabled, and now it only works when used together with Shift. This seems impossible to repair. My colleagues and I tried every possible solution (including shortcut reassignment using Word settings) to no avail. I would be grateful for any hints on how to make the space bar operate normally.

(Windows XP home; Office 2000 + 2007 compatibility pack)


 

Vladislav Badalov  Identity Verified
Russian Federation
Local time: 03:50
Russian to English
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The solution... May 4, 2009

...to this problem turned out to be surprisingly simple (http://www.officekb.com/Uwe/Forum.aspx/word-docmanagement/45759/Space-bar): "rename Normal.dot to NormalOLD.dot then start Word again
normally. You can use Tools/Templates and Add-ins/Organizer to copy macros,
toolbars and styles from the old Normal.dot to the new copy." I do hope it will be useful to those who had similar problems!

[Редактировалось 2009-05-04 12:18 GMT]


 


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