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My wife recently purchased a MacBook Pro and transferred the applications from her old MacBook. In the process of customizing the toolbar in the Word 2008 application, she accidently changed the main toolbar so that she no longer sees the "File, Edit, View" options.

We have tried to find a way to reverse this, including removing the app and reinstalling it, but to no avail.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

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Open Word 2008 with a blank document. Right click on the toolbar, and select "reset toolbar". That should work.
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Thanks, for the suggestion. I'm able to right click on the document itself, but not the toolbar. Still stuck.

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It sounds like the problem isn't a messed up "toolbar" but rather that your "menubar" is messed up. To fix this, do this:

In the View menu, choose Customize Toolbars and Menus.
Click the Toolbars and Menus tab.
Select the Show check box for the Menubar
Click the Reset button.
Click Okay.

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Hello Randy,

That's the issue. There is not a "View" option. The only options in the Menu Bar are: Apple, Word, Format, Font, Tools, Table, Window, Work, and Help.

From those options, we're unable to reset the Menu Bar to show the "File, Edit, View, etc" options.

Thanks again for any suggestions!

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Ok....figured it out. I ran the Macros command in the Tools menu. From there I ran "ToolsCustomize" option and then the Customize Toolbars / Menus appeared. From there I then checked on the line item "Menu Bar" and then clicked on the "Reset" button on the right side of the dialog box, then click "OK". All the Microsoft Word Applications Menu items reappeared.

Thanks again for the help.

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That was an ingenious solution!

I was going to next suggest that you run the Office uninstaller to delete all of Office, including the component that has your menubar settings stored. But you came up with a better solution.

Kudos!

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