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    Toolbars not working (Word 97)

    I'm having a strange problem. After I've been working in Word (and other programs) for a while, suddenly nothing on my toolbar will work--the icons, the pull-down menus--not even the keyboard shortcuts.

    If I switch back and forth between Word and other open programs it seems to eventually allow me to close my document or whatever I've been trying to do.

    I recently installed a security macro but I can't imagine why this is happening--it's only in Word.

    Anyone else have this experience?

    Thanks for any help.

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    Re: Toolbars not working (Word 97)

    Sure soundslike the "security macro" to me.

    What is the "security macro"?

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    Re: Toolbars not working (Word 97)

    Thanks for your reply.
    I went to the Web page you gave, but can't tell what to do based on that. Can you be more explcit?
    Thanks.

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    Re: Toolbars not working (Word 97)

    I wasn't pointing you to anything particular at the web page, that was just my "signature".

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    Re: Toolbars not working (Word 97)

    Ctrl+Break should normally halt a runaway macro, if that is the problem. Next time it occurs, try Ctrl+Break and see if anything good happens. If not, we'd probably need to know more about what your security macro does, and whether this coincides with interactions with a network (e.g., save, print) that could cause a lengthy hang-up.

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    Re: Toolbars not working (Word 97)

    Sorry--I didn't see your question the first time I saw your post.
    The MS Product Updates page now only supports Word 2000 and XP, so I can't find the exact name, but it was an update to foil a cybercriminal from sending a virus in on an rtf file by using the template (does that make sense?).

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