Word 2010 tabs missing after 'merge to new document' process
Posted on 2013-01-09
I have an Access system that opens a Word doc (a mail merged document to a preset .mdb table). The word doc is a Word 2003 .doc file. When the document opens, part of the process does a 'merge to new document' so the user is left with 'Form Letters 1' with the information required. This is in use by over 200 users in 50 different companies and only one has the following problem.
The resultant 'Form Letters 1' document does not have any tabs. That area of Word is not there so you cannot get to the 'Minimize or Maximize' ribbon command or get to 'File', 'Options' etc. It is not in full screen view as it remains in page layout view, the rulers are visible as the first thing underneath the outer Word border holding the file name, and it appears to be in what would be expected of the page layout view, minus the tabs.
Shortcut keys do not work in this view so I cannot bring up the view menu or switch views.