Reset Toolbars in Microsoft Word
Though not absolutely necessary, you may find yourself using features that
you or the previous owner of your PC did not use, and may have removed from
toolbars and menus. I remember the first time I learned how to get rid of
toolbar buttons, I got rid of all those that I did not understand. Bad move!
Let’s reset all your toolbars and menus to be sure you’re not missing any.
Thanks to CyberTaz in the newsgroups for pointing out that I didn't provide
all the methods for getting to the Customize dialog box! Here they are:
From the menu, click ToolsàCustomize
From the menu, click ViewàToolbarsàCustomize
- Double-click the gray area to the right of one of the toolbars (it doesn't
work to the right of the menu bar). (Thanks to my good friend Tony Jollans for
- Right-click any menu and choose Customize (all the way at the bottom)
At this point, I strongly recommend making sure you have at least checked the
following 4 toolbars:
Without unchecking them, select each of the checked toolbars, and then hit
the Reset button. You’ll be asked to confirm the reset for each one, as shown
If performing these steps didn't work, then you need to perform
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