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What is i lost (usually permanent) meun bar in MsWord?


I have lost the top (usually permanent) menu bar in MS Word. Believe me....tried everything to get it back it has remained lost while I have:

- removed and reinstalled Word

- removed and reinstalled word as part of a newer version of MS Office pro.

-installed XP over my older ME and then reinstalled word and office again.

thru all of this that top menu (with file,edit,view, etc) still is missing. It's been over a year now.

Is there somewhere in the guts of windows that some parameter or switch is located

that is not affected by removing and reinstalling the word software? None of my other

MS or other software has this problem.


This question was answered on September 16, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Start Word

1.On the Tools menu, click Customize

2.Click the Toolbars tab

3.In the Toolbars list, click Menu Bar Do not clear the Menu Bar check box

4.Click Reset The following message is displayed in the Reset Toolbar dialog box:

Reset changes made to 'Menu Bar' toolbar for:

NOTE: If you are making changes to the menus of a custom template, make sure that the name of your custom template is displayed in this box

5.Click OK, and then click Close.

Latoya Hamilton

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on September 16, 2003