Word 2003: Headers/Footers - "Missing" Toolbox


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Burntwood

Until recently the header/footer toolbox appeared when working within
headers/footers, however, the toolbox no longer appears. What do I need to
do to see this appear each time I want to work in headers/footers?

At the moment if I want to insert a header/footer the screen gives me the
dotted lines of these at the top and bottom of the page but no toolbox to be
able to work within them.

Merely clicking the mouse as suggested by an earlier responder is unhelpful
and not an answer to the problem!
 
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Jay Freedman

Assuming this is Word 2003 or earlier, and that the "toolbox" you refer to
is the Header and Footer toolbar, open the header pane and then try this:

- Press Alt+F8 to open the macro editor. (Don't worry, you won't be using
any macros.)

- Press Ctrl+G to open the Immediate window in the lower right part of the
editor.

- Paste this line into the Immediate window and press Enter at the end of
it:

Commandbars("Header and Footer").Visible = True

If that works, you can close the macro editor, and you should be OK from
then on.

If you still don't see the toolbar, paste each of these two lines into the
Immediate window, pressing Enter at the end of each line:

Commandbars("Header and Footer").Left = 300
Commandbars("Header and Footer").Top= 300

If the toolbar's Visible property was True but the toolbar was positioned
off-screen, those two lines will put it where you can see it. From there,
you can drag it to wherever you want it.

These commands won't work in Word 2007 because there are no toolbars other
than the Quick Access Toolbar. Instead, there's a ribbon tab that appears
when the header or footer pane is opened.

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Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP
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S

Suzanne S. Barnhill

Oops, didn't see this before I posted in response to the duplicate earlier
question.

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Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org
 
J

Jay Freedman

Well, my "oops" was saying Alt+F8 instead of Alt+F11 to open the macro
editor.
 
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Suzanne S. Barnhill

Ah, well, it's not like I posted from personal knowledge; I was pasting the
content of another MVP's past post, saved for the purpose.

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Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org
 

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