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    Window disappears?? (Word 97 SR2)

    I can open Word. It is running maximized. If I try to set it to the resizeable window frame - it disappears entirely. The icon is still available on the task bar to move, resize. If I try either the windows disappears. The mouse can reappear from the bottom left but without the window frame no matter what button I hold down.
    I can maximize it back to full screen no problem.
    I have changed the screen settings to the most detailed to see if it was last left way on one side. Not.
    Is there a way to find the wandering window and bring it front & Center.

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    Re: Window disappears?? (Word 97 SR2)

    It really sounds as though it's around somewhere... try this macro:
    <pre>Sub RepositionWord()
    Application.WindowState = wdWindowStateNormal
    With ActiveWindow
    .Visible = True
    .Left = 0
    .Top = 0
    .Width = 640
    .Height = 480
    End With
    End Sub</pre>

    Hope this brings it out of hiding.

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    Re: Window disappears?? (Word 97 SR2)

    If jscher's post doesn't help, try the troubleshooting at:

    http://www.TheWordExpert.com/word.htm

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    Re: Window disappears?? (Word 97 SR2)

    Thanks for the help. I won't be able to try it until Monday. I will let you know how it works

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    Re: Window disappears?? (Word 97 SR2)

    The Marco had worked fine when I tested it on my home Word 2K, Installing it in the problem machine with word 97 brought up some errors. Minor tweaking of the macro and I was able to have the completely smallest window appear, From there I could grab a handle and bring it back to life.
    I am now good to go.

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    Re: Window disappears?? (Word 97 SR2)

    Glad to hear it. Could you post the final version that works in Word 97 for future reference?

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