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    Word Menu Bar (Office 97 SR2)

    One of the users a work has somehow lost the menu bar in her copy of Word 97. I have completely removed office included removing all ref to winword in the registry. But when I re-install Office word still opens without the menu bar. Help Please
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    Re: Word Menu Bar (Office 97 SR2)

    This question is probably listed under search a gazillion times (tho I didn't check). With Word closed, find and rename your normal.dot file to abnormal.dot

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    Re: Word Menu Bar (Office 97 SR2)

    Hi,

    See <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.mvps.org/word/FAQs/AppErrors/MissingMenusEtc.htm> My Menus or Toolbars are Missing and Won't Come Back</A>. Different things can cause this and there are various cures described depending on the exact configuration / symptoms.

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    Re: Word Menu Bar (Office 97 SR2)

    Thanks very much for your suggestion about normal.dot but it did not work. It does work with the /a switch but any settings you create like labels or envelope sizes just revert to default unless you rename them. What I would like to do is a Clean Install, but it dont work , but thanks anyway
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    Re: Word Menu Bar (Office 97 SR2)

    At the risk of asking the obvious: Did you try going to Tools, Customize, click on Toolbars, and click on Menu Bar? I know in Word 2000, the Menu Bar can be hidden, as the Toolbars can.
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    Re: Word Menu Bar (Office 97 SR2)

    Hi Lonelywind

    Tried that but its already ticked in the box, if you try to take the tick out and put it back it will not allow you

    thanks any way
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    Re: Word Menu Bar (Office 97 SR2)

    This was written for Office 2000, but see if it will run:

    <pre>Sub cBarLoc()
    Dim cbar As CommandBar
    For Each cbar In CommandBars
    If cbar.Visible Then
    Debug.Print cbar.Name, cbar.Position, cbar.Left, cbar.RowIndex
    End If
    Next
    End Sub</pre>

    It should give you something like this in the immediate window in the VB editor:

    <pre>Standard 1 0 2
    Formatting 1 0 4
    Menu Bar 1 0 1 </pre>

    Except that presumably the menu bar settings will be wacky. What do you get?

    There's more on positioning CommandBars in <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.wopr.com/cgi-bin/w3t/showflat.pl?Cat=&Board=wrd&Number=50269>this thread</A>.

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