Suddenly Word does not display my favorite toolbar. What happened?
Don’t panic. It’s not because of viruses or the current version of MS Word not supporting toolbars. It happened just because you or somebody else has turned it off!
You can display or hide toolbars that suits on what kind of document you are working and which set of tools are more frequently required for your job.
For Microsoft Word 2003
Microsoft Word 2003 and earlier versions rely heavily on menus and toolbars to access different commands. You could get the full set of commands through menu and most frequently used commands through toolbars. The good thing about the toolbars was that you could customize them to the extreme. You could modify existing toolbars or create completely new one if you wish.
On top of that, there is a simple way to display or hide tool bars.
Access through View >> Toolbars and choose the name of the toolbar to toggle (turn it on if it was off or turn off if it was on).
Similarly you can right click on any of the toolbars to get the list of available toolbars from where you can toggle any toolbar you wish.
For Microsoft Word 2007 and 2010
Word 2007 and later versions do not allow as flexible method to customize toolbars or to create new toolbars. Instead it offers you to customize quick access toolbar and show/hide the tools in ribbon.
To display or hide toolbars in ribbon you can follow the method below:
- Click on ‘Customize Quick Access Toolbar’ button (look at the title bar)
- From the resulting pop-down menu, choose ‘Minimize Ribbon’ option to toggle.
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