If you are in the habit of building or customising Excel 2007 Ribbons, there is an indispensable new tool that has just hit the market. Andy Pope has released his RibbonX Visual Designer, which can be found here.
I have blogged previously about how I find cutting XML tedious, and the inadequate tools available, so this is a more than useful addition to make ribbon design and coding simpler. It provides a GUI to facilitate the Ribbon build, simple point and click rather than the tedious line coding. The big advantage of this approach is that you can see the hierarchy of your ribbon, and visualise what it will finally look like. To make it even better, there is a preview option, which will build a workbook and inject the XML so that you can ACTUALLY SEE what it will look like.
The tool adds a group to the Developer ribbon tab (so make sure that you make this visible)
and here is a screenshot of the designer, with a few example controls added.
In addition, you can load an existing workbook, and amend its ribbon. It has many other goodies which I won’t list here, check out the link above to read about them all.
As I said, a great tool, and at a good price – free!