Try the cure-all: delete normal.dot.
If that doesn't help: uninstall and reinstall Word from the Office 97 CD.
Let us know how it goes.
I am using MS Office 97 (practically all components including ACCESS) under Windows 2000 since 3 years on my present computer.
The use of the Word component recently (not able to be more precise, probably means a couplke of months) has a particular funny vbehaviour: the window opened for Word cannot be modified in size, the THREE icons in the upper right corner work as if only TWO: I can either have the document full screen or on the taskbar; the 'middle icon works just as the other two, i.e. min or max size and when the max size is opened through this icon the window size cannot be modified!!!
IMPORTANT REMARK: all other Office applications (Excel, Access, Powerpoint) have normal window behaviour!
Any idea what I can do about it?