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    Lost my Toolbars! (Word2000 WindowsNT)

    Suddenly my WORD has no toolbars, as though it is stuck in Full-Screen mode. Some keystrokes work (like Ctrl-N). What do I do to get the toolbars back?

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    Re: Lost my Toolbars! (Word2000 WindowsNT)

    Hi EaZecca,

    Didn't you know you had x number of days to learn all of the keyboard commands before the toolbars and menu bars self-destructed? <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>

    Actually this is due to a little corruption in the Registry. So far no one has found the reason why but here is an article that contains instructions on how to get them back:
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.mvps.org/word/FAQs/AppErrors/MissingMenusEtc.htm>http://www.mvps.org/word/FAQs/AppErr...ngMenusEtc.htm</A>
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    Re: Lost my Toolbars! (Word2000 WindowsNT)

    Thank you, BAM. Yes, I can laugh now (that "x number of days to learn all of the keyboard commands..." is funny) (I use key combos most of the time except when a mouse-click is actually faster) The advice site you sent is the very place I went to, once I had calmed down and felt that help might be on the way.

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    Re: Lost my Toolbars! (Word2000 WindowsNT)

    Hi EaZecca,

    Glad all is working correctly again. It's interesting that the /a switch took care of the problem. Thanks for reporting which fix resolved it.

    I heard that the switch was changed somewhat for Word 2000 and that it would correct minor corruption, although I'm not sure I'm convinced.

    As an additional note and question, did you exit Word and restart after starting Word using the /a switch? If the toolbars still haven't returned when you start Word "normally" then you'll need to return to the article and perform the steps for editing the Registry.

    The /a switch is used as a troubleshooting tool only as it bypasses your Startup folder, Normal.dot and most of the Registry data. If you always start Word in this manner you won't be able to save any customizations or user preferences.

    I'd be interested in a confirmation the /a switch did indeed resolve the problem even after a restart of Word. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Lost my Toolbars! (Word2000 WindowsNT)

    Hi BAM,
    Oh yes, that winword.exe /a worked like a charm. The Word which came up was like "fresh from the box" - so after I'd unchecked that "all the toolbars on one line" and "just show the most recent" sillyness and changed the font default, I was back to work. Hooray. Thanks again for your prompt advice.

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    Re: Lost my Toolbars! (Word2000 WindowsNT)

    Hi EaZecca,

    Yes, starting Word with the /a switch will temporarily load all of the factory defaults. However when you start Word again without using the /a switch, you should be back to your customized Normal.dot and custom settings in the Registry.

    The /a switch will not "undo" any of your customizations such as alter the Normal.dot, which stored your default font (you indicated had reverted back to the default)

    So that makes me wonder if you have started Word without the /a switch since then. Have you?

    I'm sorry for "pestering" you with my questions <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>, it's just that I'm trying to determine what the /a switch actually does in Word 2000. So far any permanent Registry corrections/modifications are undocumented by MS. All I've heard is that there is a possibility that it will fix minor corruption.
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    Re: Lost my Toolbars! (Word2000 WindowsNT)

    Hi BAM,
    I can see that I've not been clear enough: I used that /a switch just the one time and the toolbars came back into WORD. Haven't been near the /a switch since that one time yesterday afternoon - WORD once again starts up perfectly OK, with all my favorite tweaks to it, each time no matter which way I go into it (i.e., via Start / New Office Document / Blank Document or via the Windows Explorer to open up some WORD document or other.)
    By the way, during the hour or so of no WORD toolbars, I could not do any new emails using WORD as my editor - what a pain - I'm so used to Alt-I / T to insert the date - I had to type out the date By Hand (so to speak).
    For additional info: I've rebooted the computer several times since I brought the toolbars back - for instance, turned off the computer before going home last night - and the tweaked WORD that I know and love appears at my call (no need for any trip into Start / Run.)
    You said that the /a switch will temporarily load all of the factory defaults. I guess it did. And I was so glad to see a normal Normal.dot in front of my that I did not mind a bit if I had to re-set the font to my favored Arial 11, which I promptly did. thus I have no idea if, after rebooting, the next WORD to come up would have had Arial 11 due to
    (A) that afternoon's re-setting on my part
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    ([img]/forums/images/smilies/cool.gif[/img] the setting from many months ago.

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    Re: Lost my Toolbars! (Word2000 WindowsNT)

    Hi EaZecca,

    Actually you have been pretty clear. - It's just me and my need for confirmation. I think I had to 'hear' that you restarted your PC and the toolbars are still there. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

    I appreciate you taking the time to repeat yourself a couple of times to convince me of something I've been previously a little uncertain about. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Lost my Toolbars! (Word2000 WindowsNT)

    BAM: When I first read it, I thought perhaps she was going to lose the toolbars too. Very strange, yes? I didn't think the /a would FIX it, just temporarily get around it. Interesting, hmmm?

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    Re: Lost my Toolbars! (Word2000 WindowsNT)

    There has been some discussion regarding the /a switch being changed for Word 2000 and that it will now fix minor corruption in the Registry.

    Until now I've seen few confirmations of this actually happening. The Word MVP <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.mvps.org/word/FAQs/AppErrors/MissingMenusEtc.htm> Missing Toolbars</A> article states this as well, but I'm just one that needs confirmation to my liking. e.g. Someone has been patient enough to reassure me several times that this was indeed the case! <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

    And so far I haven't found any MS confirmation on this. This <A target="_blank" HREF=http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q243/9/66.ASP> article </A> is as close as it gets regarding the reset of the personalized menu settings and Office assistant.

    I've tried "breaking" the Toolbars value several times in the past in attempt to see if the /a switch actually works as described, but so far I've been unsuccessful. <img src=/S/frown.gif border=0 alt=frown width=15 height=15> Guess I've have to wait for the Toolbars bug to strike me to believe in it 100%. <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>
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