by Allen Wyatt
(last updated January 5, 2013)
Marilyn wrote about a missing button that she normally sees when using word in full-screen mode. The button allows her to exit full-screen mode and start using Word, once again, in normal mode.
This button is actually on a special toolbar that appears only when Word is operating in full-screen mode. You can try the following steps to get the toolbar back:
The toolbar, with its button, should now be visible. If it is not, it could be because the toolbar has somehow been moved "off screen" so it is no longer visible. In that case, you can run the following macro to get it back.
Sub ShowFullscreen() ActiveWindow.View.fullscreen = True With CommandBars("full screen") .Visible = True .Position = msoBarBottom End With End Sub
Of course, many people don't even care about the Full-Screen toolbar. They consider the toolbar to be counter-productive to the purpose of full-screen mode since it occupies some of the available screen, usually in an area that obstructs what you want to see. These folks know that the easiest way to get out of full-screen mode is to bypass the button and simply press the Esc key.
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