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Word drop down menus not working in internet explorer

Posted on 2011-02-24
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When opening a Word document in Internet Explorer, the MS Word related drop down menus do not work properly.  File, GoTo, Favorites and Help menus work.  Edit, View, Insert, Format, Tools and Table menus do not work. If an Excel file is opened, those menus work properly.

On another similarly configured machine (XP SP3, Office 2003, IE 8), the menus work fine.  All the IE settings have been compared and they match.  

What gives?
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GrahamSkan earned 500 total points
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If any particular machine is not working as expected in Office, it might be worth trying these the fixes listed here:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/921541

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by:bbehnam
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Seems the problem was with a corrupt Normal.dot file.  Deleted file, restarted Word and let it recreate normal.dot and now works like a charm.
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