help! again! I opened up my word proram yestereday and found that all my toolbars AND menus are gone from the page. The page does open and I can type in it but besides the horizontal and vertical rulers nothing else is displayed in the window. There is no "File" or "Tools" or anything to click on along the top. And all the various toolbar icons are gone! What has happened? and how can I get them back? I have tried going to Microsoft's website to download any updates and I also re-installed Office 2000 but neither has worked. Am I just missing something obvious?
Any help would be appreciated. I have Windows 98, by the way, if that tells you anything.
What happens if you use keyboard commands. e.g. if you press the following keys in sequence (Not at the same time) ALT then H then R. Do you get the "detect & Repair" option box. If so this might be the way forward.
Another one to try would be ALT then F then A - this should bring up the "file save as" dialog box. Not very useful but it would prove that the menus and taskbar are just hidden not malfunctioning.
I've had this problem a couple of times with Word 97, but I solved it by restoring my C: Drive from a backup image. When I put up a question, about this problem, on here sometime ago the only suggestion was to use the /a command line switch, see below, but as I haven't had the problem since I have not been able to try it. Microsoft Knowledge Base Article - 210565 shows information on Word start up switches.
To use the /a command line switch try starting Word from the Run command (Start, Run), and enter the following "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\Winword.exe" /a
The "/a" prevent the loading of add-ins and global templates, which might solve your problem.
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