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My Toolbar disappeared in Word

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  • the toolbar on my Word program has disappeared. I have gone into the system to reset and that does not work. I have been able to get it to reappear but I really cannot tell you how. Even so, when I finish with the document and open a new one, it does not appear again.
    Sunday, January 08, 2012 1:26 AM

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  • What version of Word?

    What toolbar is missing?


    Kind Regards, Rich ... http://greatcirclelearning.com
    • Marked as answer by austinruse Sunday, January 08, 2012 10:10 AM
    • Unmarked as answer by austinruse Sunday, January 08, 2012 10:11 AM
    Sunday, January 08, 2012 4:17 AM
  • In my opinion you sould to reset/restor menubars.

    Read this article


    Oskar Shon, Office System MVP

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    Sunday, January 08, 2012 9:15 AM
  • 2008 for Mac

    update: 12.3.0


    Austin Ruse
    • Marked as answer by austinruse Sunday, January 08, 2012 10:10 AM
    • Unmarked as answer by austinruse Sunday, January 08, 2012 10:12 AM
    Sunday, January 08, 2012 10:08 AM
  • I have done that but it does not really work...i noodle around with it and it pops up, though I do not know how, but then when a new document is opened, the restoration ofthe tool bar is not permanent.

    Austin Ruse
    Sunday, January 08, 2012 10:12 AM
  • All toolbars are missing...

    Austin Ruse
    Sunday, January 08, 2012 10:12 AM
  • I can get them to come back for a particular document by doing the following:

     

    View

    Toolbars

       Standard (unclick)

       Formating (unclick)

    View

    Toolbars

       Standard (reclick)

       Formating (reclick)

    View

    Customize

    and then they reappear

     

    But, to repeat, they only remian for this document. Open anohter one and all Word toolbars are gone..


    Austin Ruse
    Sunday, January 08, 2012 10:21 AM
  • Hi Austin,

    When you have a document open, on the document window left corner just under the Menu Bar are 3 buttons, red, yellow, and green. Parallel to these Window Control buttons in the top right corner of the document window is a control that looks like a pill.  Click it and your toolbars will reappear.  The button, we call the Apple Pill, controls the display of the tool bars.

    Hopefully, by correcting just one document window and then making a small change on the document itself to reset Word's save toggle switch and then saving, closing, quitting Word completely, then reopening Word ... all will be right once again.

    If this fix doesn't stick then you'll need to reset your Normal template by making a change there and resaving it.  Hopefully you won't have to do that but if so, post back and we'll take you through that process.

     


    Kind Regards, Rich ... http://greatcirclelearning.com
    Sunday, January 08, 2012 11:43 AM
  • Hey Rich,

     

    Your rock. Alas, there is no pill. I did find that on anohter computer but it has also disappeared in the word program of my laptop!


    Austin Ruse
    Sunday, January 08, 2012 3:46 PM
  • So this didn't work huh?

    So no applications are running restart your computer and then use Finder to rename you Normal.dot template to oldNormal.dot, I think it will be a ".dot" in Word 2008 but it might also be "dotm" even though macros weren't allowed in Office 2008. You'll find the template in this path:

    ~/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Office/User Templates/Normal.dot(m)

    The tilde "~" represents your home folder.

    Also go to your Documents folder and look for a folder called Microsoft User Data. If you find a Normal template in there, rename it as well.

    Now start Word and see if it's fixed. If it's not you should go to the following Microsoft Users forum and request help.  It's specific for Mac Word users. I hang out there and a bunch of others and I want to get them involved in helping you on this.

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/mac/forum/macword

     


    Kind Regards, Rich ... http://greatcirclelearning.com
    Sunday, January 08, 2012 4:03 PM
  • Alas, you have just gone beyond my level of knowledge and capability...
    Austin Ruse
    Sunday, January 08, 2012 5:23 PM
  • Okay, where did I lose you?
    Kind Regards, Rich ... http://greatcirclelearning.com
    Sunday, January 08, 2012 6:04 PM
  • Right after ..."use Finder...
    Austin Ruse
    Sunday, January 08, 2012 7:32 PM
  • Maybe this picture will help.  Ignore the "Grab" menu bar, that's what I used to get the screen capture.  Finder is the app in your Dock that usually is the first one and is two faces looking at each other. My dock bar is on the left, your's mayb at the bottom of the screen.

    Click the Finder (two faces) icon and a dialog like shown will open.  Your Home tab is in the Places section and has a House for its icon. The name is your account name.  Click your account name and the folders under your account will display.  Note my example is highlighting the Library folder.  Also note in this same list is a folder labeled Documents.  Both of these folders are mentioned in my previous post.

    Follow the directions I provided earlier moving down the path from Library to Application Support to ... etc and you will locate the Normal template.


    Kind Regards, Rich ... http://greatcirclelearning.com
    Monday, January 09, 2012 3:31 AM