by Allen Wyatt
(last updated September 10, 2016)
Word makes it easy to customize virtually everything you see on your screen. It is possible, for instance, to change the options that appear on the menus used by Word. If you run across a system in which the menus have been changed, then you can change them back by following these steps:
Figure 1. The Customize dialog box.
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