Standard Toolbar Disappeared in Excel 2008


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BobP

I've been using Excel for decades and have installed Office 2008 using OSX 10.4.11 on a MacBook Pro.

I have been using Excel 2008 for 2 days and opened a sheet that I'd been working on in Excel 2008 and found that the Standard toolbar was missing (the one with New, file, save icons etc). I checked "View", "Toolbars" and "Standard" was already ticked. I tried unticking and reticking but to no avail.

I then checked "View"; "Customize Toolbars and Menus" and found that "Standard" was ticked BUT it also had a tick against "Dock" which was greyed out and couldn't be unticked. I tried resetting the Standard Toolbar but that didn't work. I tried closing and opening Excel plus rebooting my Mac but again nothing helped.

The only thing I can think of that may have remotely affected this is that I ran Disk Utility to check/ repair permissions prior to using Excel today and it did repair some library permissions but I don't know why this would affect just one toolbar in excel?

I couldn't find any mention in Help about undocking toolbars. Can anyone please help with this frustrating issue.

Many thanks

Bob
 
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JE McGimpsey

I've been using Excel for decades and have installed Office 2008 using OSX
10.4.11 on a MacBook Pro. <br><br>I have been using Excel 2008 for 2 days and
opened a sheet that I'd been working on in Excel 2008 and found that the
Standard toolbar was missing (the one with New, file, save icons etc). I
checked "View", "Toolbars" and "Standard" was already ticked. I tried
unticking and reticking but to no avail. <br><br>I then checked "View";
"Customize Toolbars and Menus" and found that "Standard" was ticked BUT it
also had a tick against "Dock" which was greyed out and couldn't be unticked.
I tried resetting the Standard Toolbar but that didn't work. I tried closing
and opening Excel plus rebooting my Mac but again nothing helped. <br><br>The
only thing I can think of that may have remotely affected this is that I ran
Disk Utility to check/ repair permissions prior to using Excel today and it
did repair some library permissions but I don't know why this would affect
just one toolbar in excel? <br><br>I couldn't find any mention in Help about
undocking toolbars. Can anyone please help with this frustrating issue.
<br><br>Many thanks <br><br>Bob
As in other Mac apps, click the chicklet on the far right side of the
title bar (it's actually called the Toolbar Control).

It's an Apple Human Interface Guidelines thing...

http://tinyurl.com/2etj9a
 
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BobP

Very many thanks! I never noticed this before.
&nbsp;It's amazing how the simple things can stump someone.

Anyway, bless you for solving a frustrating problem!

Bob
 
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johannes.vopelius

I have the same problem with Excel 2008 but I don't seem to have the button on the far right mentioned above. Any ideas?
 
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davidsoneva

I have the same problem with Excel 2008 but I don't seem to have the button on the far right mentioned above. Any ideas?
Thank you, thank you, saved me from sooo much frustration. Can't thank you enough!!!!
 

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