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Microsoft Word toolbar options are greyed out

When working on a document in Word 2003, Many of the options in the toolbar are greyed out.  For example the Cut/Copy/Paste...Customize...Options...All of these features are available in excel, outlook, power point...I have uninstalled office, and reinstalled it...and nothing...any help would be appreciated.
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Daniel Fishkin
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Daniel Fishkin
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EirmanCommented:
The first thing to try is ....

Close Word
Start > Run
Then enter ,,,, winword.exe /a

That fixed many similar problems for me.
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Backup your registry

Find this with regedit

\\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Word\Data
 
 Delete that key. When Word restarts it recreates missing keys.
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dinhchung82Commented:
Click View , Toolbars , choose Standard - Formatting...
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EirmanCommented:
You will find more info on the /a switch here .....
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/826857

If it works, include in a shortcut

The above key is wrong - try looking for office\11
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Daniel FishkinAuthor Commented:
thanks...will try all this out first thing monday morning...
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GrahamSkanCommented:
In case you still have problems, here is a later article with a full list of troubleshooting tips:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/921541
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EirmanCommented:
I think that the possible solution offered by me was well worth a try and would quite likely have worked.

The link provided by GrahamSkan was also meritorious
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