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Replace What’s Missing

Friday, August 4th, 2006 by | Filed Under: MS Office Help

Replace What’s Missing

Today’s tip stems from a question a reader sent in not too long ago. It concerns a missing menu in an MS Office Suite program, which is a very frustrating situation to find yourself stuck in.

Have you ever experienced this phenomenon?

Who knows how it happened?! I’m sure there are more possible ways than I’d ever care to consider, but the end result was that you’re missing a menu from the usual list.

So, it seems to me that the real issue is not where did it go, but instead, how do we replace it?

It’s a good question and one that has a reasonably easy to follow answer, so let’s take a look.

Before you begin, you obviously need to be in the MS Office program that’s missing the menu.

Now, we need to open the Customize window. (Tools menu, Customize choice or right click over a toolbar and choose Customize from the bottom of the list).

Once in the Customize window, we need to go to the Commands tab.

In the left side list (Categories), you’re looking to find Built-in Menus. (In Outlook, it’s listed as Menu Bar instead).

With Built-in Menus selected on the left, the right side (Commands) should become a list containing all of your choices, including the usual menu names.

Select the one you need, then click-hold-and-drag it to the menu bar and drop it in the location of your choice.

That’s it! Close the Customize window and you’re back in business with all menus available!

~ April

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