Restoring Default Settings to a Menu Bar or Toolbar

If you no longer want the toolbar or menu bar customizations that you or someone else has made, it's easy to return any menu bar or toolbar to its original settings.

If you want to reset a toolbar, first display it. Then, follow these steps to reset either a toolbar or a menu bar:

  1. Choose Tools, Customize.

  2. Click Rearrange Commands.

  3. From the Menu Bar drop-down box, choose the menu bar you want to reset. If you want to reset a toolbar, click Toolbar, and choose the open toolbar you want to reset.

  4. Click Reset. The Reset Toolbar dialog box opens (see Figure 31.13).

    Figure 31.13. From the Reset Toolbar dialog box, you can eliminate customizations in any individual toolbar.


  5. From the Reset Changes drop-down box, choose the template containing the toolbar you want to reset. When you reset a toolbar in, you reset it for all your documents which use that template.

  6. Click OK.


A quick way to eliminate all of Word's custom settings is to move your template to another folder where Word doesn't know to look for it?a folder outside the paths for User Templates and Workgroup Templates that are specified by default in the File Locations tab of the Options dialog box. This causes Word to generate a new Normal template based on its default settings, including default toolbars and menus.

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