the default position of the find dialogue is appearing off the scr

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tswaters

um, yea the subject basically sums this up. i'm trying to do development in

word 2007 with the built-in visual basic editor... whenever I press CTRL-F to

bring up the find dialogue, it appears probably 30-40 pixels above the top of

the visual basic form. when it's not maximized, it's a minor annoyance...

but when the form is maximized, the find dialogue is nowhere to be found.

i've closed down word numerous times, always moving the find dialogue to

where i would like it to show up... is there some sort of trick to this? i

know I've had a similar issue with different windows before ... is there some

sort of registry setting somewhere where the saved defaults are being stored?
 
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Ken Slovak - [MVP - Outlook]

You might want to post this in a Word group and not an Outlook group.

"tswaters" <tswaters> wrote in message

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> um, yea the subject basically sums this up. i'm trying to do development
> in
> word 2007 with the built-in visual basic editor... whenever I press CTRL-F
> to
> bring up the find dialogue, it appears probably 30-40 pixels above the top
> of
> the visual basic form. when it's not maximized, it's a minor annoyance...
> but when the form is maximized, the find dialogue is nowhere to be found.
> i've closed down word numerous times, always moving the find dialogue to
> where i would like it to show up... is there some sort of trick to this?
> i
> know I've had a similar issue with different windows before ... is there
> some
> sort of registry setting somewhere where the saved defaults are being
> stored?
 
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tswaters

Re: the default position of the find dialogue appears off-screen

Thanks Ken, I'll try that. Didn't even realize I had posted to an outlook

forum.

It's more of a minor annoyance than any real problem with VBA or Word. I

basically have to drag the VBA window onto my bigger monitor and open the

find dialogue from there to be able to see what I'm finding. ( and of

course, I drag it back into position, but it never remembers )

I've looked through some registry settings... under here:

HKCU\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags

> ... there are a bunch of "bags" each storing assorted window startup

positions. Would the "find dialogue" in Word's VBA editor be stored here?

Conveniently (?) there are no identifiers on these, and I've read around

that these are added in the order you run the program after first starting

your machine?? I'm sure I could use REGMON to hack through to find which

ones are being updated, but this seems like more work than it's worth.

Is there some sort of trick to updating the startup-position of the find

dialogue?

Without hacking the registry?
wrote:


> You might want to post this in a Word group and not an Outlook group.

> >

>


Original:

um, yea the subject basically sums this up. i'm trying to do development in

word 2007 with the built-in visual basic editor... whenever I press CTRL-F to

bring up the find dialogue, it appears probably 30-40 pixels above the top of

the visual basic form. when it's not maximized, it's a minor annoyance...

but when the form is maximized, the find dialogue is nowhere to be found.

i've closed down word numerous times, always moving the find dialogue to

where i would like it to show up... is there some sort of trick to this? i

know I've had a similar issue with different windows before ... is there some

sort of registry setting somewhere where the saved defaults are being stored?
 
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matthew_of_cambridge

Re: the default position of the find dialogue appears off-screen

On Jul 6, 11:20 pm, tswaters <tswat...
wrote:
> Thanks Ken, I'll try that.  Didn't even realize I had posted to an outlook
> forum.

>   It's more of a minor annoyance than any real problem with VBA or Word..  I
> basically have to drag the VBA window onto my bigger monitor and open the
> find dialogue from there to be able to see what I'm finding.  ( and of
> course, I drag it back into position, but it never remembers )

>   I've looked through some registry settings... under here:    
> HKCU\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags
> ... there are a bunch of "bags" each storing assorted window startup
> positions.  Would the "find dialogue" in Word's VBA editor be stored here?  

> Conveniently (?) there are no identifiers on these, and I've read around
> that these are added in the order you run the program after first starting
> your machine??  I'm sure I  could use REGMON to hack through to find which
> ones are being updated, but this seems like more work than it's worth.  

> Is there some sort of trick to updating the startup-position of the find
> dialogue?
>   Without hacking the registry?

> " - " wrote:
>
> > You might want to post this in a Word group and not an Outlook group.

>
> > > >

> >


> Original:

> um, yea the subject basically sums this up. i'm trying to do development in
> word 2007 with the built-in visual basic editor... whenever I press CTRL-F to
> bring up the find dialogue, it appears probably 30-40 pixels above the top of
> the visual basic form. when it's not maximized, it's a minor annoyance...
> but when the form is maximized, the find dialogue is nowhere to be found.
> i've closed down word numerous times, always moving the find dialogue to
> where i would like it to show up... is there some sort of trick to this? i
> know I've had a similar issue with different windows before ... is there some
> sort of registry setting somewhere where the saved defaults are being stored?


I'm having this problem too - when I connect my laptop to a second

screen and place the VBA editor on the larger (external non-primary)

screen. I must say it's really annoying. Anyone from MS listening?
 
G

Gordon Bentley-Mix

Re: the default position of the find dialogue appears off-screen

If you have 2 or more windows open and tiled in the VBE - e.g. a couple of

code modules or a UserForm and the code behind it - or if you split a single

window, the "Find" dialog will stay on the same screen as the VBE.

Otherwise, it slides off to the side (usually directly over the split

between the 2 screens in the set up I use most often) and keeps sliding back

there no matter how often you drag it back.

Unfortunately, since VBA is a "developer tool" and not a "consumer

application", I doubt we're ever going to see a fix for this. Developers are

expected to put up with this sort of thing; I mean it's not like we're not

going to buy Word because the "Find" dialog in the VBE is buggy - or that we

*will* buy it because it's not. We buy Word for Word and the VBE is just an

added extra. Of course, you'd never see this sort of thing in a commercial

app because it would hurt sales... ;-P

Cheers!

Gordon Bentley-Mix

Word MVP

Please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup.

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"matthew_of_cambridge" <matthewslyman@googlemail.com> wrote in message

news:8485be2f-d29b-470f-aabd-fa69fe41de4a@e27g2000yqm.googlegroups.com...
> On Jul 6, 11:20 pm, tswaters <tswat...
> wrote:
> > Thanks Ken, I'll try that. Didn't even realize I had posted to an
> > outlook
> > forum.
>

>> It's more of a minor annoyance than any real problem with VBA or Word.
> > I
> > basically have to drag the VBA window onto my bigger monitor and open the
> > find dialogue from there to be able to see what I'm finding. ( and of
> > course, I drag it back into position, but it never remembers )
>

>> I've looked through some registry settings... under here:
> > HKCU\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local
> > Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags
> > ... there are a bunch of "bags" each storing assorted window startup
> > positions. Would the "find dialogue" in Word's VBA editor be stored
> > here?
>

>> Conveniently (?) there are no identifiers on these, and I've read around
> > that these are added in the order you run the program after first
> > starting
> > your machine?? I'm sure I could use REGMON to hack through to find
> > which
> > ones are being updated, but this seems like more work than it's worth.
>

>> Is there some sort of trick to updating the startup-position of the find
> > dialogue?
> > Without hacking the registry?
>

>> " - " wrote:
> >
> > > You might want to post this in a Word group and not an Outlook group.

> >
> > > > > >

> > >

>

>> Original:
>

>> um, yea the subject basically sums this up. i'm trying to do development
> > in
> > word 2007 with the built-in visual basic editor... whenever I press
> > CTRL-F to
> > bring up the find dialogue, it appears probably 30-40 pixels above the
> > top of
> > the visual basic form. when it's not maximized, it's a minor annoyance...
> > but when the form is maximized, the find dialogue is nowhere to be found.
> > i've closed down word numerous times, always moving the find dialogue to
> > where i would like it to show up... is there some sort of trick to this?
> > i
> > know I've had a similar issue with different windows before ... is there
> > some
> > sort of registry setting somewhere where the saved defaults are being
> > stored?


> I'm having this problem too - when I connect my laptop to a second
> screen and place the VBA editor on the larger (external non-primary)
> screen. I must say it's really annoying. Anyone from MS listening?
 
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