Brilliant - you've hit on it exactly. "Maximise" does indeed bring back all those things at the bottom of the page. So simple - and yet I hadn't thought of that because the page was already occupying the whole screen, so there seemed no need to maximise.
Many thanks for such a prompt and helpful answer!
Tony M wrote:
Normally, if you use the 'maximize' button (at top right of screen), any part of the window hidden behind the task bar etc. ought to be revealed again.
Also note that in certain of the Word display modes (Web, specifically), the page numbers are not displayed in the status bar.
I suppose it is also possible that you have indavertently turned of display of the Word status bar?