Solved Strange Office Word problem in Win10 - any clues?

June 29, 2017 at 23:09:56
Specs: Windows 10, 4G
Recently Office 2003 & 2016 changed in Win10.

Can anyone help with this?

Normally, open a Word file while another is open, and it comes to the front. But now, if I open a file, I have to manually switch Word files to see it - the previously open file remains in front.
So if file A is open, and I open file B, B remains hidden, until I manually bring A to the front onto the PC screen.

This isn't a corruption problem as it happens on all 5 PCs that I use, with Win10 and Office 2003 & 2016.

But they all worked fine 6 months ago - is this part of a Win10 update?

This is driving me crazy.

If there is any way to fix this problem, please let me know.

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June 30, 2017 at 06:14:16
Someone might help but I've found Win 10 quite rickety for this sort of thing. Settings don't always keep and so on. Too many blasted updates. More effort from MS for fixing long standing issues would be nice.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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June 30, 2017 at 11:04:31
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I think it's a Office 2016 thing, not a Win10 thing. When you have 2 word docs open, click View. Then you can click either "view side by side" or "switch windows"

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