Solved Word - Office 2003 - Taskbar tabs - can't get them to work

November 22, 2012 at 05:28:17
Specs: Windows 7, 4G

Word, Office 2003, can't get tabs in Taskbar - Windows 7?

Before - Every Word file I opened would open a new tab in the Taskbar.

But now there's only one Word tab in the Taskbar.

I have unclicked 'Combinte' in the Taskbar options. But this doesn't work.

Before - when I clicked on Close on my mouse - it would close only the Word file open, but now it tries to close all Word files opened.

Can anyone let me know how to get things how they used to be - with multiple tabs in the taskbar.

Thanks


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November 24, 2012 at 11:25:14

I found out.. eventually .. after months of searching.

Thanks


On the Tools menu, click Options.
On the View tab, click to select (or click to clear) the Windows in Taskbar check box, and then click OK.



#1
November 22, 2012 at 07:54:00

Have you installed any new programs lately,
because it sound like to you have two problems,
one a Word problem and one a Win 7 problem.

For the Close problem in Word, try doing a Detect & Repair:

On the Word task bar, select Help
Select Detect & Repair

See if that helps.

Do you have any third party Add-Ons?
There are several that do exactly what you describe.


As for the Win 7 task bar, on my system if you:
Right Click on the Task bar,
Select Properties
A pop up window appears,
In the center there is a drop down next to the heading:
Taskbar Buttons:
The drop down has three options:
1) Always Combine, Hide labels
2) Combine when taskbar is full
3) Never Combine

I have mine set to # 1 Alwasy Combine, Hide Labels
but when I mouse over the icon on the task bar, it will
display all of the hidden pages.
So if I have three Word docs open, it will hide all until
I mouse over, then it will show all three.

If this is not how yours is working, then I have no ideas.

MIKE

http://www.skeptic.com/


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#2
November 24, 2012 at 05:35:12

Thanks but that didn't work.
Couldn't find Detect and repair..

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#3
November 24, 2012 at 06:28:00

Couldn't find Detect and repair..

OK, do it from the Control Panel

Select Start
Select Control Panel
Select Programs
Select Uninstall Program

Select, but do not double click, MS Office
There should appear, at the top, an option to Uninstall or Change
Select Change, a popup window should appear, with three options:
1) Add or Remove features
2) Repair
3) Remove

Select Repair

MIKE

http://www.skeptic.com/


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November 24, 2012 at 11:25:14
✔ Best Answer

I found out.. eventually .. after months of searching.

Thanks


On the Tools menu, click Options.
On the View tab, click to select (or click to clear) the Windows in Taskbar check box, and then click OK.


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