Word Menu Bar missing

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This morning one of our computers lost its Menu Bar (the entire thing) in Microsoft Word. Any ideas how to restore it? Google search hasn't answered the question. Any help would be appreciated.

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This is a long shot, but perhaps it is in fullscreen mode. If so, hitting Esc takes it out.

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  • Micjones
    The solution to your problem may be as simple as a right-click of the mouse in the blank, gray area of your menu bar. A number of toolbars to choose from appear, and a click of the mouse causes your choice to appear.
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  • EvanOraDBA
    It may be that the menu bar has become a floating toolbar (i.e. it is not docked) and is off the edge of the screen. If so you should still be able to navigate to it using the keyboard - but I don't know how to dock it again without dragging it to the side or top of the word window. First bring Word into focus, then try Alt v t c where the alt key is used to select menu options, v is for views, t is for toolbar, c is for customise the ensure that the Menu Bar tick box is ticked. From there you are on your own. Good luck.
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  • RPGGuru
    I had this once where a registry entry had become corrupt. I had to uninstall in safe mode and re-install
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  • Darkgudda
    If all else fails. Go to Help and Detect and Repair this will reset all customizations and everything else back to its original mode when it was first installed.
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  • Guest101
    This happened to me and I was searching google for an answer. just figured out: right click in the empty space of the tool bar and unclick "minimize the ribbon"
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  • Orleanabarico
    My Computer lost its Menu Bar ( the entire thing) in MS Word..I need help on how to restore it..Pls
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  • Orleanabarico
    Only the work sheet left on my computer
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  • Subhendu Sen
    @Orleanabarico u need a create a new Question under "Ask a Question" tag !
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  • bhannah
    Depending on the version, the ribbon or menu bar may be turned off.  If it is turned off.  Go to the top area of the open version of word look for view or tools.  Open view or tools to turn it back on.
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  • AndreaF
    Depending on what version you are usiing...look for an arrow pointing up or down, beside the Help question mark. If you are using a version that has a ribbon, this will open (arrow up) or close (arrow down) the Ribbon, with all it's resources.
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