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    Missing Menu Bar (File | Edit | View...) (Word 97)

    Hello everyone <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

    I have a problem: I started Word97 last night and the toolbar was missing. The main menu bar with File, Edit, View, etc. is missing and it just has that blue title bar that says Microsoft Word - Document 1. I don't have it on Full View/Screen or anything and I haven't chaned/messed with anything (although I think my younger brother may have).

    I have tried everything to bring it...even trying to use the ALT commands but they don't work either [img]/forums/images/smilies/sad.gif[/img]

    I can't think what it can be. I've tried searching for it on www.google.com but with no luck!

    Thanx for all the help and taking the time to read <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

    Helpless

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    Re: Missing Menu Bar (File | Edit | View...) (Word 97)

    We had exactly the same situation with 2000. We reinstalled Office twice with no luck. Also deleted Normal.dot but that did not work. After resinstalling the system everything came back. The only thing we figure is this is a registry glitch.

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    Re: Missing Menu Bar (File | Edit | View...) (Word 97)

    Thank you Rfhuber for your reply <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

    Hmmm...I was thinking of deleting Normal.dot too...but if you think it's not going to work, then I shan't bother.

    Any other ideas that doesn't involving reinstalling system? LOL

    Thank you

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    Re: Missing Menu Bar (File | Edit | View...) (Word 97)

    The <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.mvps.org/word/FAQs/AppErrors/MissingMenusEtc.htm>Word MVP site</A> has a possible solution though it involves editing the registry.

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    Re: Missing Menu Bar (File | Edit | View...) (Word 97)

    Rename normal.dot rather than deleting it. At least you will know if there is a pronblem there.

    If that works, there's ways of getting custom settings, macros etc back into your new normal.dot; if it doesn't, delete the newly-created one, and rename the old one back.
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    Re: Missing Menu Bar (File | Edit | View...) (Word 97)

    Thank you all for your replies and valuable time <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

    Tony, great link! I'll go try out the suggestions ASAP. I'm sorta familiar with the reg so I'm not too daunted by it LOL

    Geoff, thanx for your reply. Your suggestion has been noted <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Missing Menu Bar (File | Edit | View...) (Word 97)

    I'm having the same problem(missing menubar and toolbars) with Word 2000 which came with Works Suite 2001. We are running XP. Do these fixes also apply in my situation? I'm referring to the "rename normal.dot" and all the things to try at www.mvps.org.

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    Re: Missing Menu Bar (File | Edit | View...) (Word 97)

    While you're at the MVP site, do a search on the Data Key. You can delete this key, which controls options & toolbars & Word will recreate it. This should be easier than reinstalling Word. If you need further instructions, post back.

    Hope this helps.

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    Re: Missing Menu Bar (File | Edit | View...) (Word 97)

    Hi GeorgiaGirl:
    Yes. & see my other post. Deleting the Data key may help.

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    Re: Missing Menu Bar (File | Edit | View...) (Word 97)

    Hello everyone <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

    Well, my problem is now sorted! Whooo! I followed Tony55's link and tried the registry hack.
    The Menu Bar is up and all is fine <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

    Thank you all so much for your time and invaluable help.

    This site is great!

    Helpless

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