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Chapter 16. Formatting Documents Using T... > Customizing Word with Add-Ins

Customizing Word with Add-Ins

Another way you can modify your Word environment is to use add-ins. An add-in is a supplemental program that adds custom commands or custom features to Word. Like global templates, some add-ins can be loaded for the current session only or whenever you start Word. For loading instructions, see “Loading Global Templates,” on page 502. In addition to Microsoft Office addins (which are available when you install Word or from the Office Online Web site), your system can be configured to use Component Object Model (COM) add-ins, which are usually designed by developers and solutions providers. You view and control COM add-ins a little differently than Microsoft add-ins and global templates, as described later in this part of the chapter.

Examples of typical add-ins offered by Microsoft and third-party developers and vendors include the following:


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