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Word 2002 Lost Task Pane

Q: Word 2002 Lost Task Pane

I lost my task pane in Word 2002. I have task pane checked in View and in Toolbars. Any ideas how do I get it back? The Microsoft Forum says I have to install Service Pack 3 - I'm sure there is something simpler than that.

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When viewing the "Task Pane" can someone tell me how you can remove some of the listed documents that are "hyperlinked" (with the templates etc). The documents that have since been removed from the system.


A:Excel 2002 Task Pane Question?

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When I open Word or Excel in Office 2003, I get a Column on the right headed by a task pane "Getting Started" I can eliminate on a per case basis but want to eliminate it for all documents when opened. Is there a way to do this?

A:Word 2003 Task Pane Question

Word 2003

Tools / Options / View / uncheck 'Startup Task Pane'

Same procedure for Excel.

If that doesn't work, (it does on mine) there is a registry edit, but you will have to Google for that,
and you should backup your registry first, if you go that route.

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Just a little word question; if someone knows the answer. I am using office xp.
When I open word, the task pane does not appear. After going to view > task pane it appears, I have made sure that show at startup is checked. If I close word and reopen it the task pane is gone again. What really puzzles me is that if outlook is loaded, the task pane will appear when word is opened.

A:Solved: Word XP doesn't show task pane

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I seem to have woken up in a nightmare world where this is no-longer possible on my copy of Word (2000).

Note: Reveal Formatting is a specific option that opens a task pane (like view document map) but what it shows is all the formatting such as line spacing font etc.. it also shows style content as found in templates or created manually.

I am absolutly positive that I have used this function before at the this computer with this copy of word and in fact the same document that I am working with now but the option no-longer appears in my menu.

I've tried Shift-F1 but I only get a little bubble telling me the style and formatting of the text I clicked on. I've tried resetting the toolbars and menus and I've spent a lot of time googling to find out that this feature was apparently introduced in the 2002 version...

I am feeling very very confused now.

A:Solved: Word: Reveal Formatting Task Pane

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Hi All,

I have a problem with a problem with the icon displayed for MS Word 2002 document on task bar.

Please see the following screenshot.
Do anyone know why I have a generic icon displayed for my MS Word document on taskbar? If so, anyone know how to fix it?


- dc

A:MS Word 2002 Icon Display Problem on Task bar

See this: Icon Cache - Rebuild

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Ok, so here is the situation. I was working on a script tonight that I opened up as an attachment from an email. As I finished it up, I clicked save, or at least I though I did. Then I went ahead and closed Microsoft Word. There was no dialog box prompting me to save changes or anything, it just closed. Now, I cannot find the file whatsoever. I have searched under recent documents, temporary internet files, and I searched for .tmp files and .asd files as well. I did find one .tmp file that was created around the same time that I lost my document. I have tried to open it up in Word and it prompts me to convert file from a variety of formats, including plain text, encoding text, rtf, etc. I am completely stuck and do not know what to do. any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.I am running XP PRO with SP2. My notebook came preinstalled with Microsoft Word 2002, so I have no backup installation cd. I have been told that the file WORDRET.MSI is the installation file, but I cannot find that file anywhere on my hard drive.Edit: Moved topic to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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I'm running XP Pro SP3 and IE7 with MS Word 2002.

I was very tired the other night, working in Word and I did something without thinking. There is a yellow pop-up we sometimes see in Word on the bottom right corner of the screen when we are saving our work. It asks us if we wish to save our changes, yes or no. I accidentally clicked no and lost my entire document.

It's important and I'll not be able to replicate much of it, around 300 pages and I only had 96 pages in backup. The lost work is not in my trash bin.

My question is, can we retrieve lost work; work that has been deleted from Word in this way?

Thanks for any assists I may get.


A:Lost Info From Ms Word 2002

Actually, there is a good method and program that can do it.

Its called Recover My Files. Its not free though.
As long as you haven't done to much downloading/ or saving other files as of late, you should be able to recover the file without too much fragmentation. You see when you delete a file in windows, it just fragments the file, the program I mentioned takes those pieces and puts them back together the best it can. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't, but its better than nothing.

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Hi all my friend has vista Basic 32 Bit on her Dell Desktop. Her computer crashed and so she had to replace the computer but now as she is installing her Microsoft 2003 suite with word 2002 on it and she cannot find her product key and it is not like she can scan her computer for it because her computer is no more.

Is there another way to find it with Microsoft?

Thanks so much.

A:Solved: Lost 2002 word product Key

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On a recent reinstall of my Dell Dimension 8400 running Xp I somehow mislaid or lost my word 2002 disk which came with my Word Suite2004 package and my Dell. I just discovered this trying to write a Christmas letter. I suppose this also will effect all my present word files. I am in a pickle. Logged on the net and there is a program you can download free which replaces it. Thought I better check here first. Does anyone know if it can be replaced or another safe program substituted for it. My reboot was recent so I did not notice sooner. Any help appreciated.


A:Solved: Lost Word 2002 disc


The free open source office suite OpenOffice should let you work with your present saved MS Office and MS Works files....


at the link above, there is a list of FAQ's you can browse through.....it does look very much like you will be able to edit, read, and work with and create new MS Office and Works compatible docs and files. Good luck.
An exception to the MS Works bit>
OpenOffice said:

Why does OpenOffice not open MSWorks files (.wks)?

MSWorks files have a proprietary format which is being kept secret by Microsoft. However a reasonable workaround is to save your WKS files as RTF files. OpenOffice.org can read and write RTF files.

Retrieved from "http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/Documentation/FAQ/Writer/DocumentManagement/Why_does_OpenOffice_not_open_MSWorks_files_(.wks)%3F"
Click to expand...
Look around that site for more help or ask in their forums..
And, I am pretty sure you'd realize this but.... always try to work with copies of important files....saving an original someplace safe in case of the unexpected

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Hope you can help. I'm windows XP. Wife went to ms works task launcher, selected word in task launcher; error message came up saying files lost or corrupt or deleted?? So she couldn't create a word document. I tried some of the other tasks and they work fine.. Is there anything I could do? Thanks VP

A:Lost MS word in task launcher

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Preview pane keeps turning itself back on after being turned off. Has anyone had this happen?

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I using Word in Office XP and everytime I start the program, the task pane appears on the right hand side. I go into VIEW/TOOLBARS and uncheck task pane. The task pane closes, but the next time I start Word the task pane is back. How do I stop the task pane from reappearing? Thanks in advance.

A:Can' get rid of task pane

1. From the Tools menu, select Options
2. Click on the View tab
3. Under the Show section check the Startup Task Pane to display it every time Word starts; deselect it if you do not want it to appear when Word starts
4. Click OK


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I have Microsoft Office 2003. How can I get rid (permenently) of the pesky Task Pane that shows up on the right side when I open Excell, etc?

A:Task Pane

Tools - Option - View - Uncheck "Startup Task Pane"?

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I've used other software from door2windows but even after reading the description I'm not sure what a "task pane" is and what will look different if I change it with this tool:

Windows 7 Task Pane Changer : Change Windows 7 Task Pane With One Click | door2windows

I'm just curious since I noticed it on Softpedia

A:What's a Task Pane and why change it?

Quote: Originally Posted by MilesAhead

I've used other software from door2windows but even after reading the description I'm not sure what a "task pane" is and what will look different if I change it with this tool:

Windows 7 Task Pane Changer : Change Windows 7 Task Pane With One Click | door2windows

I'm just curious since I noticed it on Softpedia

What is Task Pane :
How to get the Blue task pane in windows 7 ?

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Is there a way I can create a new folder in the task pane to the right? The one I am talking about is the one where you click the start button and it's in the upper right hand corner.

A:New folder in Task pane to the right

Hallo Dragonpoet, I am not sure i have understood you correctly but in saying you want the start button in the top RH corner i would assume this is the tutorial you are after;

Taskbar - Move Location on Desktop Screen

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Hi, It's been a while I hope everyone is well. Here's my issue.
In windows Vista
right click computer

in their to the left side theres the task s like device manager, remote settings, system protection...

problem is when i click on device manager nothing opens up, its like the link is dead, when i click on remote settings or anything else in the list it works. I can find other wways to open thte device manager i just wanted this link issue fixed, thanks !!

A:task pane issue

Maybe this will get you on the right path:


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At work we have Compaq D510 short forms with Windows XP Pro, SP3. One of my coworkers wants to be able to e-mail pictures from her 'My Pictures' folder by selecting the files and then clicking the 'email this file' in the Common Task Pane, when you do this Outlook Express comes up with the attached files but it won't send. It says it cant because of a socket error 11001 and that it cant find the SMTP server. I am thinking I need to reset the File properties in Tools>Folder Options >File types but I am not sure which one Explorer is invoking to Send Mail, I have looked in Google, no luck yet. My machine does this just fine but uses MS Outlook 2007 , which is why I think a File Type association is goofed up.


PS I have tried resetting the common task pain in My Computer >Properties.

A:Explorer Task Pane

She needs to be using Outlook to send email make sure its setup as her default email program.

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I understand that in XP Home when opening My Computer or an explorer window, the task pane should be shown on the left hand side by default. By clicking the "folders" button on top you can toggle from folders on the left to the task pane on the left. My problem is that on my computer, it is the opposite. The folders view is the default and I have to click the "folders" button to toggle to the task pane. It is really annoying. Now, I have tried to set it to the task pane and then go to tools/folder options/view/ folder views and click apply to all folders but that does not work. Any suggestions on how to get the task pane back as the default?

A:Task Pane is not default

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I have a program that was written using 2002 vintage software. How do I get it to run on a System 7 machine?

A:Access 2002 and Word 2002

Most older programs will run without any issues.

If you are still having trouble, look here regarding "compatibility mode".

Compatibility Mode

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First, let me start by saying I am not an IT computer person, I have very basic knowledge (other than what I do for a living) about computers, and I really need instructions that are easy to follow, please?

I am a medical transcriptionist. I have hundreds of auto corrects on my current computer with Windows XP Word 2002 on it. I am needing to, if possible, copy the auto corrects from Word 2002 to another computer with Windows XP Word 2003.

I also have hundred of words that I have added to spell check that it would be great if I could copy those as well.

I do have a flash drive that I can save these to.

Can someone please help me in terminology and steps that a computer dummy can understand?

Thanking you in advance.

A:Solved: Copying auto corrects from Word 2002 to another computer with Word 2003

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Before I installed the compatibility pack for 2007 Office System so that I could open a Word 2007 doc with Word 2002, my WorldLingo translation worked just fine. Now when I click on translate, Word 2002 asks for send error report & crashes!

Any suggestions please?

xp sp3

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I want to control the display of the task pane in Publisher 2007 from the View menu. In earlier versions (I have been using Publisher 2002), unchecking the Task Pane item from the View menu prevents it from displaying when opening Publisher.

That does not work in the 2007 version. I have unchecked the item from the View menu, but if I close and then reopen the file, the task pane is displayed. I have looked under the Tools/Options, but there is no reference to the task pane. I have looked under Tools/Customize, but that only affects the toolbar, as does right clicking on the task pane itself.

It seems that display of the task pane is a default that cannot be changed, except while a file is open.

Does anyone have any ideas on how to change that default?

I have searched this forum, the Microsoft knowledgebase, and the Microsoft Publisher "Discussion Group," all without success.

I have a Dell Inspiron 6000 with a 1.4 Ghz Pentium processor, 2 GB of RAM, and Win XP/Pro SP 2.

A:Publisher 2007 task pane

I think you're stuck with it unless you want to use Visual Studio 2005 (SE) and create an add-in for it, which is, to say the least, quite a bit of work.

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some how the task pane words in Word are showing yellow.
very hard to read. I don't know what I did to change the
colors on only those words and nothing else, but would
appreciate any help on how to get them back to black.

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- It's there any way to change a windows 7 task pane from build 7601, to build 7000(beta), like a in this post: How to get the Blue task pane in windows 7 ?. So thank you very much if you can help me to do this, because i like it so much this task pane

A:How can i change windows 7 task pane?

Welcome to the Seven Forums
You will need to changes some images in
& if 64 bit
I think the #s are 632, 633, 634, 635
You will need a Resource Editor to do it

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I need to find out if there is a way to copy all the macros I wrote and use in Word 2002 to Word 2007. I have both versions installed at the moment.

Also, is there a way to transfer settings such as all my auto correct, etc (although this is less important)


A:Solved: How can I copy macros from Word 2002 to Word 2007?

Open the document(s) in question and press ALT + F11 to bring up your Visual Basic editor. On the left hand side of the VB editor is your project explorer window. In the project explorer window you will see a folder called "Modules" that you can open to show all the modules attached to the document. These modules is where you VBA code is stored. You can right click each module and selection the option to export to the location of your choice. Once exported you can copy or save them to another machine and then re-import them by openining the VB editor on the other compuer and choosing FILE >> IMPORT.


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I currently use an XP system, and Office XP (2002). I want to transfer and use my Normal.dot file from the XP system INTO a Vista PC and it's Office 2007.

Has anyone been successful doing this? Does it work?

A:Can Normat.dot from Word 2002 work in Word 2007 (Vista)?

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I have an issue with Windows Explorer and the Preview Pane.  When I enable the preveiw pane and try to preview a Word Document it crashes Word even when Word is not open, this is only happening to Word documents all other types of documents can display
the preview.  This is happening on Windows 7 x64 systems, we have numerous systems displaying the same issue and all our systems are connected to a domain.  Anyone have a solution? 

I have tried the SFC /Scannow, booting to SafeMode, disabling Startup items and Services and it still happens everytime I try to preview a Word document.


A:Windows Explorer preview pane feature is crashing Word when trying to preview Word documents.

Does this issue happen when you open all the document or just Word? You can try the following suggestion:

Close any open word documents On the keyboard, press the Windows (Flag) button and 'R'
Enter in winword /a Press 'OK'
However if the issue only happen when you open the Word, the better platform you can post should be

Windows word support forum.Your Name
TechNet Community Support

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Hi Guys,

Does anyone know how I can permanently hide the Publisher Task Pane.

I've used Tools/Customize/Toolbars and unclicked Task Pane.

The Task Pane disappears - Yippie

BUT as soon as I open another file, it re-appears.

If anyone could help I would be grateful.

I'm using Windows XP and SP2 (I think)



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theres a task pane on my desktop and i didnt even open a folder. I restart and its still in my deskstop. I attached a file showing a pic on wuts wrong with it. Can guys tell me wuts going on, cuz i dunno if this is a bug on sp2 or sumthing. Hopefully u guys experienced this too. So can u guys help me get rid of it?

A:weird, task pane on desktop problem

The registry entry exists in:
Find the entry starting with {00021400-

Go down to the shellex entry and left click the + sign

Look at the ExtShellFolderViews and highlight the entry under that

In the right window, you will see an entry for PersistMoniker.

The data should be: file://%userappdata%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Desktop.htt



    I purchased software that integrates into Excel and makes use of the custom task pane. Unfortunately, the software doesn't give the option to hide the custom task pane, which would be really useful. I have pulled the .dll specific to the task pane and referenced it in my vb 2008 project, but am pretty new to programming and was wondering if there was a way to write code to hide the custom task pane then make it visible again when needed. I can see the visible property in the .dll but am not sure how to set it up so that it works or if it's even possible. Can someone please help?

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    Hi, one day I started windows, and noticed that the common task pane was missing.
    I clicked on folder options to check if it was disabled, but to my amazement it is enabled!
    I do not understand what is happening.
    Does someone know what may be the problem?
    Thanks in advance.

    A:Common task pane activated but missing

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    I have a Word database file that is 16 columns wide and several hundred rows long.

    With the database open:

    1. My macro opens a new document (Which I’ll call the “Working Doc”)
    2. Activates the database file
    3. Captures the information from all the cells in row 1
    4. Activates the Working Doc
    5. Inserts a Word file at the end of the document based on the information in one of the cells. This file is composed of a couple of paragraphs and a table
    6. Inserts the information gathered from the database file into the table
    7. Activates the database file
    8. Captures the information from all the cells in row 2
    9. Activates the Working Doc
    10. Inserts a different Word file at the end of the document based on the information in one of the cells. This file is also composed of a couple of paragraphs and a table. All of the inserted files are a couple of paragraphs and a table
    11. Inserts the information gathered from the database file into the table
    12. And so on until the end of the database is reached.

    I have been using this macro for several months with no problems when the database table was only a couple of hundred rows. The database table for the last couple of projects has been several hundred rows instead of a couple of hundred rows.

    When I run the macro with the large database, it goes through about ¾ of the database, starts to really slow down and eventually freezes Word.

    I can split the database in half and run the macro twice and then paste the 2 documents together bu... Read more

    A:Word 2002 long macro freeses Word.

    It's a very interesting idea to use Word for database handling. It's like trying to hit a nail with a knife.
    You can do it, of course, but there are real "hammers" (e.g. Excel or Access) available for this kind of task.


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    I'm running a machine with Vista Home Premium and in a folder I was looking in there is a details pane at the bottom of the folder. Well, I accidently hit 'Hide The Details Pane" button and poof it was gone. Now I can't figure out how to get the details pane back. Any help would be mucho appreciated.

    thanks all,
    by the way.....great forum, it's been a lot of help.

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    Word 2003
    Is it possible to change the default view in the taskpane to a view of Styles & Formatting, such that when I open a document, the taskpane shows the styles and formatting instead?

    A:Solved: Change default view of task pane?

    Open Word.
    Hit Alt + F11.
    Click the folders on the left until you see ThisDocument under Normal.
    Double-click ThisDocument so you see a window at right.
    Paste the following code:
    Option Explicit

    Private Sub Document_New()
    Application.TaskPanes(wdTaskPaneFormatting).Visible = True
    End Sub

    Private Sub Document_Open()
    Application.TaskPanes(wdTaskPaneFormatting).Visible = True
    End Sub
    Hit the SAVE diskette.
    Close the VB Editor window.
    Close Word.
    Launch Word or open a document.... to test.

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    My picture Folder now Lists the Wrong Task Pane. I believe Windows XP placed a customized music task pane in my pictures folder leaving me to only be able to arrange anything in the folder by artist, year, track, etc. I would like to know how to fix this for it is getting very frustrating

    A:Windows XP places the wrong task pane in a folder

    Hello kidhero99

    Try this and see if it works for you.

    1.Right-click the folder?s icon or, if you have the folder already open, in a blank space within the folder, and choose Properties from the pop-up menu.

    2.Click the Customize tab.

    3.Select the appropriate template from the Use This Folder Type As A Template drop-down list and click OK.


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    Learn about COM interoperability between Microsoft C# and large, complex COM servers. This article shows how to prepare the Office XP COM objects and how to use them in a C# program, and offers some tips on understanding why things have to be done in certain ways.

    System Requirements
    Supported Operating Systems: Windows XP

    To run the sample, you will need the following software installed on your computer:

    Microsoft Windows® XP or Microsoft Windows 2000 and related service packs (SPs)
    Microsoft Office XP and related SPs
    Microsoft .NET Framework and related SPs
    Microsoft Office XP Primary Interop Assemblies (PIAs)
    Microsoft Visual Studio® .NET



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    recently, my startup pane on the right hand side of MS Word stopped appearing at startup. The option "show startup pane" is checked. i think it may have started happening after i installed the Adobe Acrobat 6 macro. i am quite attached to my pane, does anybody have any suggestions?

    Christian K.

    A:startup pane in word XP

    I used to have Office XP but hated it, so the following paragraph is hearsay.

    The Task Pane will not be displayed on opening if you have any global templates or add-ins in Word's Startup folder.

    (You can find the startup folder path via Tools -- Options -- File Locations).


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    Hi all, I have a problem with viewing my Word 2000 documents under Word 2002. I format a document under 2000 and when I look at it under 2002 the margins on the top and bottom are shifted upward. The margin settings are the same size when I look at the document under 2000 and 2002 but the 2002 documents are offset. My text boxes and pictures are shifted somehow. I was thinking there might be a hot fix for this issue. Anyone know what is causing this?
    Thank you

    A:Word 2000 Doc's offset under Word 2002

    are you flipping between 2000 and 2002?

    why not use the same version of word on both computers?

    i ran into a different problem with office '97 and 2000 and changed all systems to 2k.
    i'd run a 97 or 2k word doc and was always asked if i wanted to change to the other format, sometimes i did, sometimes i didn't.

    i have a feeling you try to look at a doc done in 2k and want to view it in 2002.
    when you finish you're probably asked do you want to revert back to 2k and that's why you're having problems.
    if you change it to 2002 it 's supposed to be backward compatible with 2k and you don't say if this is happening one time or every time.

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    I recently got some dictionary software that came with a Word macro component. The software's quite old (it's the latest release - they don't make it anymore) and everything seems to install Ok, but when I try and run the Word Macro, I get a message saying that my Word version (2002 XP - I recently upgraded) can't run or convert the Word 2000 macro. (I think it's being a bit generous - the dictionary software was made in 1994 - more like Word 6 vintage)

    There is a Word file on the dictionary software disk that seems to install the macro and toolbar button etc.

    Is there something I can do to make the macro work?



    PS I'm not really up on my macro stuff, so please use simple language.

    A:Running an old Word Macro in Word 2002 XP

    Would have to see the code, David. If it's very long, can you copy it out of the VB Editor window and paste it into Word and save as text and attach it here? Our web won't accept regular Word docs.

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    My search term skills are failing me. I hope someone has the time to help me or send me in the right direction.

    I have XP SP2

    I discovered after using "classic folder view" for a while and switching back to the task pane that a number of windows are wrongly displayed. I found a possible answer to the task pane template problem at;

    Special Folders

    A number of my problems were not addressed in the help.

    Firstly, my C drive is one of the affected folders.

    None of my affected folders has a "customize" option in "properties". They are all in my personal folder rather than "all users" so I don't know if the directions still strictly apply to me.

    With many of the folders in question, when I add "\desktop.ini" and hit enter I'm asked whether I want to connect to the internet or work offline. I'm guessing, but I may have tried the desktop.ini trick while online(?). I have no idea how to deal with this.

    I have hardly any experience with command prompt and have no confidence in my ability to back out of a fix should I screw up. I do, however, have TuneUp Utilities 2006 which gives me a registry editor and a "Rescue Center" which supposedly allows me to roll back from mistakes (haven't tried it yet). Maybe this is an altenative avenue.

    I'm sure I've left things out but, if someone choses to respond, maybe I... Read more

    A:(desperate ungeek) confused about wrong task pane template fix

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    The Stock Actions for the Research Task Pane download allows you to insert stock quote information from the MSN Money Stock Quotes service into Microsoft Office 2003 documents and spreadsheets.

    System Requirements
    Supported Operating Systems: Windows 2000, Windows 2000 Service Pack 2, Windows 2000 Service Pack 3, Windows XP

    This download works with the following Office applications:
    Microsoft Office Word 2003
    Microsoft Office Excel 2003



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    I recently repaired Office because of an issue I was having with an add-in. When I did, the add-in issue went away, but the navigation pane when you open or save a file in Excel resorted back to a much earlier version. I have lost the ability to organize, navigate and adjust the menu options to the left (please see pic). The navigation pane in Word is just fine so apparently this issue is limited to Excel. Any ideas??

    A:Navigation pane in Excel 10 lost functionality

    Looking at this one and scratching my head. Here's a link that you might want to try... How to troubleshoot startup problems in Excel. For the sake of troubleshooting through this, it's probably a good idea to post the exact steps you've used so far.

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    The Word 2010 (& 2007) navigation pane has the ability to list headers in the document, allowing one to browse the doc by clicking on a given header. Sort of a 'sidebar' TOC, if you will. Those of you familiar with Word will know what I'm talking about.

    I often copy and paste information I want to keep and access from technical forums. The problem is that the data copied from the forums (including this one) are in tables. I like the format, but find that the nav pane will not recognize headers placed within the table. Trying to shrink or move the table to create a heading outside of it does not work well (mangles the formatting). Copying only the text makes the doc difficult to read.


    Can anyone tell me how to get Word to recognize headers (and show up in the Nav Pane) within a table? Workarounds welcome.


    A:Word 2010 Navigaion Pane

    If no answer here, can anyone suggest a good Word 2010 forum?


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    I've been looking through the help pages and the forum for an hour and I have to get back to work, so I'm hoping somebody can answer this question for me.

    In Word 2010 the navigation pane is great, but is there a way to collapse the outline structure? When I open a doc, the nav pane is completely expanded, and as this doc is huge and has multiple nested headings, it takes a while to scroll to where I need to be. If I could show main headings only, things would be much easier.

    Is there a way to do this? Any help much appreciated.

    A:navigation pane in word 2010

    Hi, greenery. I found the following information at Use outlines to structure notes and ideas - OneNote - Microsoft Office

    Expand or collapse an outline

    You can use the Expand and Collapse commands on the Outlining toolbar to view certain levels of the outline.
    Click the paragraph handle next to any text at the level that you want to expand or collapse.
    If the Outlining toolbar is not already showing, point to Toolbars on the View menu, and then click Outlining.
    On the Outlining toolbar, do one of the following:To expand the outline elements, click Expand, and then click a level to show all paragraphs that are at that level.
    To collapse the elements, click Collapse, and then click a level to hide all paragraphs that are at that level.

    Note Whenever you collapse a paragraph in an outline by clicking its handle, be sure you use the Type Text or Select Objects tool instead of the Pen tool.

    At Expand and Collapse Headings in Word Outline it shows how to expand/collapse more than one heading section at a time by selecting the part you want to expand/collapse. Then click the appropriate button from the Outline Tools group on the Outlining tab.

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    Hi all
    Regarding Word 2013; I like to have the navigation pane displaying permanently as I rely on it very heavily and on rare occasions when opening a new or existing document I find that this pane is completely disabled. Can someone clarify why this pane goes AWOL for no apparent reason, whether this issue affects everyone or just me & whether I am failing to do something to make it stay there permanently;

    I go: VIEW (tab) ? and on the ribbon, in the Show category I put a tick into the Navigation Pane checkbox.

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