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Word 2000 Tool & Menu Bar Disappeared

In Word 2000 (SP-1?) Window ME:

The tool & menu bar have both completely disappeared from Word. It appears to be a Full Screen view but with a ruler bar.

Using HELP, I have managed to see a list of available toolbars and there are only 3! I do not recall what they are (Autotext was one) & I am currently at another location- would it be important?

I have deleted and reopened-- and re-installed (with repair) Office-- all to no avail.

Any suggestions?

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A full blown remove and re-install has been done to Office, again to no avail.

Please advise.

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Fuller blown uninstall ...
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Doesn't Work with Window ME

Thanks, anyway.

Very curious situation. Is it possible that Word has a Tool Bar file much like Excel (I think it was a .xlb file)? If so, perhaps this was corrupted somehow?

But why this would not be corrected with a re-install is also curious

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Dear Poorgrunt,

-Have you tried the "View">"Toolbars" option?
-Is it selected, and just missing? If so, are you sure it's not just somewhere else on the screen? A common mistake is sometimes people accidentally move the bar up a line, and it shifts to a place along with another tool bar.

-Are you sure you've done a COMPLETE remove? Some settings are saved elsewhere, so when you reinstalled it, it could have remembered the toolbar layout settings from the previous installation.

Keep us posted.


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No View

There is no "View>Toolbars" Option to select. There is nothing. It is as if I am in Full View Mode (which I am not).

I used F1 (HELP) and from there was able to view Tool>Customize and was shocked to see only 3 choices for the tool bars- not one that I could use.

It occurred to me to work around and just build a "customized" tool bar but a complete effort would be daunting and I still would be withou a Menu Bar.

Any advise would be helpful and thank you for your input.

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Dear Poorgrunt,

I'm sorry I didn't realize that's the toolbar that was missing.

Try pressing "alt", or "alt+v". If that doesn't work, then try right-clicking on any other toolbar that you have. A menu should pop-up with toolbar options.

If you have no other toolbars whatsoever... I really can't think of what to tell you.

Hope this helps, and I'm sorry,

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I have the same problem

It is sad but I have the same problem, did you get an answer?

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Here's the fix

Close Word 2000
Go to start --> run
Type "winword.exe /a" (make sure there's a space between e and /)
Open Word reconfirm or change your username and initials and the tool bars a back
Close word and reopen-- everything is back to the way it was before the problem happened!

Hope that helps...

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