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I'm using Mac Office 8 on my new MBP. Recently, when I open a new or old document, the window does not display the checked toolbars--Standard and Formatting. Only by opening the toolbar options and unchecking and rechecking the choices one at a time can I get the tool bars to appear. This is a recent problem. I prefer to work in the Print View. Any suggestions. I'm using standard default settings, nothing special. Also, is there a way to lose the narrow ribbon that shows the Document Elements, etc. I really don't need that.

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The selection of toolbars and the narrow ribbon are usually done once and become the default. In other words, they're updated to the normal template that Word loads each time you open a new document. It's possible that your normal template may be corrupt.

The best way to resolve that problem is to delete the normal template. Word will create another when it's started again. Or you could also open the normal template with Word, make changes, save it, and restart Word.

The normal template is located here:

/Users/you/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Office/User Templates/

The file you need to delete or open and change is "Normal.dotm"

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There's no way to remove that absurd 'elements' bar.... I make may own toolbar, turn off the standard and any other toolbar and put my personal toolbar on top of that elements thing. Keep the formatting palette (which I do like - puts toolbars etc off to the side, keeping as much vertical screen space free for the document).

I had a bit of a rant about the elements bar over at Macrumors (also about some scripts so you can easily set your document to your preferred zoom and window size) - Mac Office 2008 - Elements 'rant', auto size/zoom when open file & styles etc - Mac Forums





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I finally figured out the mystery of the disappearing toolbars. The small oval button in the upper right hand corner of the Office Mac 08 Word window, hides, or shows the toolbars. One click and the frustrating problem was solved. Clearly I was over thinking this. Thanks to the folks who offered help.

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Thanks for posting back. You're not the only one who pressed the small oval button by mistake. I probably should have remembered that also.
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I just spent three hours trying to edit the normal.dotm template when I finally read this trick of the small oval being clicked!! This appears to have fixed everything.
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