Resetting Ms Word to Default

  realist 15:18 01 Dec 2005
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arggghhh.....grandson's been typing his next novel on my Ms Word.....any kind person know how I get the default toolbar etc back?

  Hamish 15:24 01 Dec 2005

Try tools, customise and reset

  VoG II 15:25 01 Dec 2005

You can rearrange and modify toolbar buttons, menus, and menu commands by using the mouse or you can use the Rearrange Commands dialog box which is accessible using a keyboard menu. These tasks are identified as (keyboard accessible).

Do one or more of the following:

Restore original settings for a menu

On the Tools menu, click Customize.

With the Customize dialog box open, right-click the menu you want to restore, and then click Reset on the shortcut menu.
On the Customize dialog box, click Close.
Note The Reset command restores the built-in menu to its original images, commands, and submenus (submenu: A menu that appears when a user points to a command on a higher-level menu.).

Restore original settings for a menu (keyboard accessible)

On the Tools menu, click Customize, and then click the Commands tab.
Click Rearrange Commands.
To restore a menu on the menu bar (menu bar: The horizontal bar below the title bar that contains the names of menus. A menu bar can be the built-in menu bar or a custom menu bar.) click Toolbar, and then click Menu Bar in the Toolbar list.
To restore a menu on a toolbar, click Toolbar, and then click the toolbar in the Toolbar list.

In the Controls list, click the menu you want to reset.
Click Reset.
Note The Reset command restores the built-in menu to its original images, commands, and submenus (submenu: A menu that appears when a user points to a command on a higher-level menu.).

Restore original buttons and menus on a built-in toolbar

On the Tools menu, click Customize, and then click the Toolbars tab.
In the Toolbars box, click the name of the toolbar you want to restore.
Click Reset.
Notes

You cannot reset a custom toolbar.
As you work with Microsoft Office, the menus and toolbars are personalized to show the commands that you use most often if you have cleared the Always show full menus box on the Options tab in the Customize dialog box. If you want, you can return the toolbar and menu display to the state it was in when you first started using Office.
Restore original settings for a built-in toolbar button or menu command

On the Tools menu, click Customize.
Make sure the toolbar you want to change is visible.
How?

In the Customize dialog box, click the Toolbars tab.
Select the check box for the toolbar you want to display.
With the Customize dialog box open, do one of the following:
To restore a toolbar button, right-click the button, and then click Reset on the shortcut menu.
To restore a menu command, click the menu that contains the command, right-click the command, and then click Reset on the shortcut menu.
Notes

The Reset command restores the built-in toolbar (built-in toolbar: A toolbar included with Microsoft Office programs; it is not created by the user.) button or menu command to its original image, name, and command.
The Reset command isn't available for a button that displays a list when clicked.
Restore original settings for a built-in toolbar button or menu command (keyboard accessible)

On the Tools menu, click Customize.
Make sure the toolbar you want to change is visible.
How?

In the Customize dialog box, click the Toolbars tab.
Select the check box for the toolbar you want to display.
In the Customize dialog box, click the Commands tab.
Click Rearrange Commands.
Do one of the following:
To restore a toolbar button, click Toolbar, and then click the toolbar you want to change in the Toolbar list.
If the menu you want to change is on the menu bar, click Menu Bar, and then click the menu you want to change.
If the menu you want to change is on a toolbar, click Toolbar, and then click the menu that you want in the Toolbar list. For example, click Drawing|AutoShapes to reset a command on the Autoshapes menu on the Drawing toolbar.
In the Controls list, click the menu command or button you want to reset.
Click Modify Selection, and then click Reset on the shortcut menu.
Notes

The Reset command restores the built-in toolbar (built-in toolbar: A toolbar included with Microsoft Office programs; it is not created by the user.) button or menu command to its original image, name, and command.
The Reset command isn't available for a button that displays a list when clicked.
Show default toolbar buttons and menu commands

On the Tools menu, click Customize, and then click the Options tab.
Click Reset menu and toolbar usage data.
Notes

  VoG II 15:25 01 Dec 2005

The Reset menu and toolbar usage data button affects the buttons shown on a built-in toolbar (built-in toolbar: A toolbar included with Microsoft Office programs; it is not created by the user.) only if it is not wide enough to display all the buttons. It affects the menu commands shown on the short version of built-in menus only if you have the Always show full menus box cleared on the Options tab in the Customize dialog box.
The Reset menu and toolbar usage data button affects only the toolbar buttons and menu commands of the Microsoft Office program in which the button is clicked.
The Reset menu and toolbar usage data button does not change the location of toolbars, does not remove any buttons or commands you've added by using the Customize dialog box, and does not add buttons or commands you've deleted.

  realist 15:27 01 Dec 2005

thanks kind people, please excuse my ignorance!

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