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    Pesky Close Full Screen Toolbar (97/2000)

    I like to work in full screen mode completely uncluttered by window furniture, especially when I'm just using Word to read a document.

    But there's always a blemish, the Close Full Screen Toolbar. Is there any way of eliminating it?

    Word 2000 improves over 97 to the extent that the toolbar can be made smaller by removing its button, but I'd dearly like to get rid of it completely. Can it be done?

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    Re: Pesky Close Full Screen Toolbar (97/2000)

    Hi Ron,

    This macro will remove the protection so you will be able to close it as any other toolbar.

    <pre>Sub ResetToolbar()
    With CommandBars("Full Screen")
    '.Protection = msoBarNoChangeVisible
    .Protection = msoBarNoProtection
    End With
    End Sub

    To return the toolbar to its default protection, move the apostrophe to the following line and run the macro again. If you want to manually turn it back on, while in Full Screen view go to View/Toolbars/Customize and it will be listed on the Toolbars tab.

    As a side note, prior to Word 97 there wasn't any protection on the Full Screen toolbar but people just had too many problems with closing the toolbar instead of the Full Screen View.

    This was before the menu bar would drop down if you hover your mouse near the top. So the user had to know to either press <Alt V> to open the View menu or press <ESC> to get out.

    I don't always agree with some of the changes that MS makes, but in this case it sure took care of a lot of phone calls! (many of them repeat occurrences) <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>
    Cheers! <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Pesky Close Full Screen Toolbar (97/2000)

    How about a keystroke macro? Create this VBA procedure, then assign a keystroke (like Ctrl-Alt-h) to it using Tools Customize:

    Sub ToggleFullScrnBar()
    CommandBars("Full Screen").Visible = Not CommandBars("Full Screen").Visible
    End Sub

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    Re: Pesky Close Full Screen Toolbar (97/2000)

    I'm sure you can get rid of it altogether by using the method here:

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    Re: Pesky Close Full Screen Toolbar (97/2000)

    Thanks to all who responded! I've used one of the methods suggested on my home PC and the other at work.

    You have no idea how much this improves the quality of my personal experience with Word!

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