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.
Daniel FishkinOwner and Principal ConsultantAsked:
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EirmanConnect With a Mentor Chief Operations ManagerCommented:
You will find more info on the /a switch here .....

If it works, include in a shortcut

The above key is wrong - try looking for office\11
EirmanChief Operations ManagerCommented:
The first thing to try is ....

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

That fixed many similar problems for me.
Backup your registry

Find this with regedit

 Delete that key. When Word restarts it recreates missing keys.
Click View , Toolbars , choose Standard - Formatting...
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Daniel FishkinOwner and Principal ConsultantAuthor Commented:
thanks...will try all this out first thing monday morning...
GrahamSkanConnect With a Mentor RetiredCommented:
In case you still have problems, here is a later article with a full list of troubleshooting tips:
EirmanChief Operations ManagerCommented:
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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