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office 2008 for mac

by eric.sommer18 / February 28, 2009 4:54 AM PST

I bought the 2008 version of Microsoft office for mac and i am having a huge problem.
I attempted to customize my toolbar for Word but messed it up.
many options like view and file are gone from my toolbar at the top (and others)
Is there any way to reset the settings of the toolbars for word or even office entirely????
Thanks in advance for the help

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First Step?
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / February 28, 2009 7:12 AM PST
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Look in the Help file for the answers.

You mentioned File and View. These are not normally on the toolbar but are present at the top of the screen in the Menubar.
Apple, Word, File, View, Insert, Format, Font, etc.

The toolbars are found under View, which could be a problem if you have lost the menubar.

Try moving the preferences out of the user/Library/preferences/ and see what happens when you relaunch Word


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Microsoft office 2008-MAC
by eric.sommer18 / March 1, 2009 12:14 PM PST
In reply to: First Step?

so i tried the suggested steps and nothing happened, i'm still missing view and other stuff on the top of my screen, any other suggestions?

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Do you see the word VIEW
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / March 1, 2009 8:56 PM PST

at the top of the screen, not the top of the open window?


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Microsoft office 2008-MAC
by eric.sommer18 / March 2, 2009 12:44 AM PST

All the way at the top of the screen
where the apple is and things like the battery meter and airport strength indicator.

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That's where it is supposed to be.
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / March 2, 2009 10:01 AM PST

Unlike Windows, the Mac OS does not have the File/Edit/View/etc. menu words attached to the window that you have open.
They are always at the top of the screen.


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microsoft office 2008-MAC
by eric.sommer18 / March 2, 2009 11:05 PM PST

alright thanks for the help

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(NT) Are you saying that this was the problem??
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / March 3, 2009 6:00 AM PST
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Office 2008 for Mac
by agenohb / January 16, 2010 9:58 AM PST
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Identical x2 about: Missing both View and Tools tabs in Word 2008 Menu Bar for Mac.
On fairly New Snow Leopard 10.6.2 Combo, DeskTop

January 16,2010 Word Prob
(is that said TwentyTen or Two 0 One 0)?

Greets From Charlotte, NC
No Matter:
Am in identical situation and still unable to resolve it.

Mactopia is of no use whatsoever, akin as close to as possible WORTHLESS IN ENTIRETY.

Believe simplest resolve is to Reset Menu Bar to Defaults, but that must be too simple in Nerd-ville in the State of Washington.

Nevertheless, a give-up hasn't arisen YET. So if You or I find the resolve
Let's share the Golden Treasure with our MS Office 2008 for Mac.

Take a breath to realize that this may be the first mystery EVER that will
remain a Mystery til the end of TIME ?? God Forbid.

Message was edited by: admin to remove personal information. Note to member, it's never a good idea to post personal information in a public forum unless you want the whole world to know about it. Thanks. -Lee Koo CNET Forum admin

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Normal and plist
by macnerd10 / January 16, 2010 11:41 AM PST
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I would first remove the Normal.dotm file and put it on the desktop. It can be found in users>your name>Library>application support>Microsoft>Office>user templates. Relaunch Word and it should be OK. You will need to recustomize your toolbars if you have done so before.
If no go, return normal file to the original location. Then go to Users>your name>Library>preferences and put on the desktop and the folder Microsoft. Relaunch Word. If the problem is gone, trash everything but the custom dictionary (if you have ever modified it).
Tell us how it goes.

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Now that the whole world knows your name,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / January 16, 2010 11:34 PM PST
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and where you live and your email address, I guess you can standby for lots of spam and maybe a visit or two.

There are crazies out there, NEVER put this type of information into a public forum.

I'll get it removed.


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