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I am unable to see the menus in Word, Excel or Powerpoint 2003, SP3.  I have tried deleting the registry key and reloading and this didnt work and also uninstalled and reinstalled Office prof edition and still not working.  Right click menus are not available either.  Can you help me please.

This seems very odd if it is affecting all programs in the office suite - my first thought was full screen view, but that would be program specific so wouldn't be the problem.  I would SUSPECT therefore that it may relate to the graphics display of the computer - this has happened to at least one other as talks about it, but may not resolve it.  It could also relate to the colour scheme (possibly) - in the distant past I had to manually reset a users colour scheme as she liked pink and had set EVERY setting to pink - which resulted in pink text on a pink background with pink command buttons - not ideal.  With the modern operating systems it probably isn't this but you MAY have same colour text and background so it's worth a check.
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Aidan Heritage


I have provided first hand support since `95 for Microsoft Office majoring in Word and Excel - support for all versions of Word from 2 onwards

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