Adding an Item to the Office Menu’s “Save As” Group

The documentation around Office 2007 ribbon customization is still a bit sparse. I’ve been trying to add a new entry under the Save As menu in the Office Menu, and after a fair amount of trial and error, I found a way to do that.

Here is the XML:


                        label="My Custom Command" 
              description="This text shows up under the label" 


The odd part, in my inexperienced view, is referencing the same “FileSaveAsMenu” id in both the splitButton and the menu elements.

I searched in vain for an XML file that contains the definition of the complete default ribbon. Having that would have made this and other customizations much easier. A similar strategy ought to work for other pop-up style items, like Print, Prepare, Send, etc.

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