closing windows down doesn't work, and oddly enough, even a reinstall of office doesn't bring the ability to insert symbols back. I used to be able to do this.
Claire Cox wrote:
Hello fellow Sunday workers!
I'm using Word 2003 and for some unknown reason, Insert symbol has suddenly stopped working. The command is still there under Insert, though it hasn't got a picture next to it and nothing happens when I click on it. This has happened once before and my teenage son managed to fix it by doing something with the registries. Unfortunately, he's not around today and I really don't know what to do. Can anyone give me an idiot-proof guide as to how to sort this out?
One solution I found on-line suggested typing winword.exe /a in Run. Whilst this works on the new Word file which then opens, any other word files I open still have the same problem. I've also tried deleting the user data file under Hkey_current_user, but to no avail. Sigh.
This is driving me mad - it's probably some silly update that has changed all my settings yet again - I do wish they wouldn't meddle with things! I've had problems with the default e-mail programme from Word switching to Outlook rather than Outlook Express recently and it transpired that that was to do with an update for Outlook which I didn't want or need. Aaaargh!
Many thanks for any suggestions.