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    MS Word launches minimized in the top left hand corner of the screen.
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    MS Word launches minimized in the top left hand corner of the screen.
    Several years ago I had an issue with MS Word launching minimized but subsequent updates appeared to resolve that.

    I have now been using Office 365 Mac for a couple of years and subscribe to the Office Insider Fast Program. The last two updates have resulted in Word exhibiting the same issue again in that when launched it is minimised to about 1/8th of the size of the screen in the top left hand corner. None of the other Office apps exhibit this behaviour and everything I do to try and resolve it fails.

    It's not the end of the world but if anyone knows of any tricks to get Word to open so that it fills most of the screen, not full screen, I would be forever indebted to them. I have notified MS but I'm not holding my breath!!
    Peter - I used to be paranoid but now I just worry all the time.

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    Some apps tend to remember their previously launched size and location and will continue to launch in that manner. You might want to try resizing/relocating and then quitting the app with CMD+q and then relaunch and see if anything changes.
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    MS Word launches minimized in the top left hand corner of the screen.
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    Some apps tend to remember their previously launched size and location

    I tried a number of ways of achieving this and all, including your suggestion, failed. One other suggestion was to resize and then Force Quit but that failed. I even tried using an older Normal.dotm template but that also failed.

    Thanks for your suggestion. I'll keep trying.
    Peter - I used to be paranoid but now I just worry all the time.

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    MS Word launches minimized in the top left hand corner of the screen.
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    Did you delete the plist file for Word? The file is usually stored in your users Home Library folder, and not the Library folder located on the OS drive level.

    Use this to find your hidden Library folder, How to Show to ~/Library Folder in MacOS Mojave, High Sierra, Sierra. Search through it for a file(s) with "microsoft & word" in the name.
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    MS Word launches minimized in the top left hand corner of the screen.
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    I have now been using Office 365 Mac for a couple of years and subscribe to the Office Insider Fast Program.
    I seem to remember that the Office Insider Fast Program offers advanced releases of the various Office programs before they're released to the general public. In other words, they may actually still be in beta before finally released. You might want to consider getting off that program.

    Try what Bob suggested and remove the plist file for Word to see if that works. Using an older Normal.dotm template probably has no effect on what you're experiencing. If all that doesn't work, you might consider reinstalling Word.

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    MS Word launches minimized in the top left hand corner of the screen.
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    Did you delete the plist file for Word?

    Just tried it but no difference.

    they may actually still be in beta before finally released. You might want to consider getting off that program.

    Yup that's my next move after, hopefully, reinstalling an older version of Word.

    Thanks for all your advice guys.

    Edit 10:48 - Office reinstalled to earlier version and Word has a nice big window now. Hope that's fixed in the beta before release.
    Last edited by pine man; 04-26-2019 at 05:50 AM.
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    MS Word launches minimized in the top left hand corner of the screen.
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    Edit 10:48 - Office reinstalled to earlier version and Word has a nice big window now. Hope that's fixed in the beta before release.
    Good show. I also subscribe to Office 365 Word and was thinking about getting on the fast track program but thought better of it.

    Thanks for posting back.

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    MS Word launches minimized in the top left hand corner of the screen.
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    Office reinstalled to earlier version and Word has a nice big window now. Hope that's fixed in the beta before release.

    Uh Oh!!

    It wasn't fixed and my latest update has put me back where I started!!!

    Microsoft accept that that there is an issue for some users and are working hard to resolve it but not, apparently, in the next update.
    Peter - I used to be paranoid but now I just worry all the time.

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    MS Word launches minimized in the top left hand corner of the screen.
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    Microsoft accept that that there is an issue for some users and are working hard to resolve it but not, apparently, in the next update.
    Sounds like it may be something about your particular setup. Hopefully you can get it figured out with Microsoft's help. I've only had to call MS customer support once back in my Windows days and remember that they only gave customers one free support call. After that, they want your credit card. I'm assuming the support you're getting from MS is free.

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    MS Word launches minimized in the top left hand corner of the screen.
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    It wasn't fixed and my latest update has put me back where I started!!!

    May I make a suggestion...??? Re-install the earlier version and DON'T UPDATE!!!..

    At least, not until they can provide a guaranteeded fix, if such a thing is even possible.



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    MS Word launches minimized in the top left hand corner of the screen.
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    Just had an email from Microsoft admitting that they are getting a considerable amount of reports about the issue and are working hard to resolve it. Hmmm!

    They have suggested:- As a workaround, you can open the Word application first and open document from recent list or from the File menu.

    I also had a mild rebuke from Microsoft for using the word minimized. They said it is not minimized it has just forgotten how to remember what size it was when last used and instead opens up a tiny window in the top left of the screen. I stand corrected!
    Last edited by pine man; 05-17-2019 at 10:40 AM.
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    MS Word launches minimized in the top left hand corner of the screen.
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    Wonder if it will work changing it under View > Zoom.
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    MS Word launches minimized in the top left hand corner of the screen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by badshoehabit View Post
    Wonder if it will work changing it under View > Zoom.
    I think that most of the fixes have now been tried and Microsoft have more or less admittied that it is coding issue that they have to resolve in a future update.
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    MS Word launches minimized in the top left hand corner of the screen.
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    I also had a mild rebuke from Microsoft for using the word minimized. They said it is not minimized it has just forgotten how to remember what size it was when last used and instead opens up a tiny window in the top left of the screen. I stand corrected!


    Maybe just refer to the problem as a MS Word Alzheimer or dementia moment instead???



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    MS Word launches minimized in the top left hand corner of the screen.
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    YeeeHaaa!

    The latest Insider Update has cured the problem and MS Word now opens in a large window and it's nearly in the centre of the screen!
    Peter - I used to be paranoid but now I just worry all the time.

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