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Thread poster: Laura Vinti

Laura Vinti  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 05:12
German to Italian
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Apr 5, 2006

Dear Colleagues,

In my Word files the standard menu has disappeared. "File" "Edit" "view" "insert" and all those useful commands, along with the different icons (and Trados commands) are not there any longer, the only thing left in the the files is the upper blue stripe with the document name.
I suspect this is due to the fact that my 6.year-old daughter played with my laptop...
Any idea on how I can reverse this?
I cannot work without a menu.

Thank you very much for your support!


[Edited at 2006-04-05 15:32]

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Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
Local time: 11:12
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Try this steps Apr 5, 2006

(comming from Trados Knowledge Base, as such behaviour can occure after translating a footnote with Trados, this is from the article 762).


Since the incorrect Word view settings have been written to the registry, you have to edit a particular registry entry as follows to correct the problem:

1. Close Word 2000, 2002 (XP) or 2003.
2. From the Start menu, select Run.
3. Type regedit into the Run box, and click OK.
4. Open the following key:
* Word 2000: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Word\Data.
* Word 2002 (Word XP): HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\10.0\Word\Data.
* Word 2003: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Word\Data.
5. Highlight the Data key, and press [Del].
6. Confirm that you want to delete the key.
7. Close the registry.
8. Launch Word again. The toolbars and menu bar are reset to their default options.


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Trevor Butcher
Local time: 11:12
...or right-click the top bar of Word Apr 5, 2006

You can try clicking the right-mouse-button around the top of the Word window. A menu should appear that lists all the available menu bars, so you can select the ones you need.

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Laura Vinti  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 05:12
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Thank you so much!!!! Apr 6, 2006

Thank you very much Jerzy and Trevor

for your kind support.
Jerzy's suggestion worked beautifully!

Right-clicking did not work as no menu appeared (the only choices I was given were Move Size Minimize Maximize Close).

Thank you again.

Have a great day,

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