NotePad - Document Level
Creating an Excel Workbook with a Custom Ribbon
This ribbon customisation will only be visible when this particular workbook is open.
Create a new workbook and save it as a macro enabled workbook (WorkbookRibbon.xlsm)
Change the file extension of your workbook from (.xlsm) to (.zip)
Double click the zip file to open it as a compressed folder
Create customUI file and folder
Create a folder on your desktop called "customUI"
It is a good idea to put the ribbon XML component into its own folder as you might want to also include other files, such as button images.
Open notepad and create a file called "customUI.xml" in this folder
Copy and paste the xml tags below into this file and save the file
<tab id="CustomTab" label="My Tab">
<group id="SimpleControls" label="My Group">
<button id="Button1" imageMso="HappyFace" size="large"
Drag your customUI.xml file into the compressed folder
Modify the .rels file
Drag the _rels folder to the desktop
Open this folder and open the .rels file
Add the following line between the last < Relationship > element and the closing < Relationship > element
<Relationship Id="customUIRelID" Type="http://schemas.microsoft.com/office/2006/relationships/ui/extensibility" Target="customUI/customUI.xml"/>
This line creates a relationship between the workbook file and the customisation file.
Make sure you specify the folder and file names correctly (case sensitive)
Save and close the .rels file
Delete the _rels folder from the zip file.
Drag the .rels folder from your desktop into the zip file and close the zip file.
Save changes and open
Change the file extension of the (.zip) back to (.xlsm)
Double click the WorkbookRibbon.xlsm file
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