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file menu has disappeared

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3,148 words with 2 Comments; publish: Tue, 27 May 2008 03:16:00 GMT; (30078.13, « »)

HI,

I have PowerPoint 2003 installed and the file menu is missing. I have

done everything to try to get it back. including the following.

reinstall

right click on a menu then click on customise and then reset toolbars

and menu

repair under remove programs

my next step is uninstall the reinstall

does anyone know what is going on?

thanks

Donnie H

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    • There is a file that you can try to regenerate. It is in a system folder

      (so if system folders are hidden you will have to un-hide them prior to

      being able to navigate to this).

      The toolbars are kept in a file called

      C:\Documents and Settings\**USER**\Application

      Data\Microsoft\PowerPoint\PPT11.pcb

      Where **USER** is replaced by the user account name

      Where PPT11.pcb is for PowerPoint version 2003 or

      PPT10.pcb is for PowerPoint version 2002 (XP)

      Rename this file to something like PPT10.old when PowerPoint is NOT open.

      Then open PowerPoint. The program will look for this pcb file and when it

      does not find it, it will generate a new, fresh, clean one.

      Hope this does the trick for you. If not, please post back.

      Bill Dilworth

      A proud member of the Microsoft PPT MVP Team

      Users helping fellow users.

      http://billdilworth.mvps.org

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      yahoo2.powerpoint.todaysummary.com. Please read the PowerPoint FAQ pages.

      yahoo. They answer most of our questions.

      com www.pptfaq.com

      .

      <donnie.henderson.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.gmail.com> wrote in message

      news:1133391155.495745.254430.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.g47g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...

      > HI,

      > I have PowerPoint 2003 installed and the file menu is missing. I have

      > done everything to try to get it back. including the following.

      > reinstall

      > right click on a menu then click on customise and then reset toolbars

      > and menu

      > repair under remove programs

      > my next step is uninstall the reinstall

      > does anyone know what is going on?

      > thanks

      > Donnie H

      >

      #1; Tue, 27 May 2008 03:18:00 GMT
    • Donnie,

      You can add the file menu by following these instructions:

      1. Select Tools | Customize...

      2. Select the Commands tab.

      3. Scroll down to 'Built-in Menus ' from the categories list and select it.

      4. Drag 'File' from the corresponding commands list to the main menu and

      drop it.

      5. Close the customize dialog.

      Regards,

      Shyam Pillai

      Toolbox: http://skp.mvps.org/toolbox

      <donnie.henderson.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.gmail.com> wrote in message

      news:1133391155.495745.254430.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.g47g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...

      > HI,

      > I have PowerPoint 2003 installed and the file menu is missing. I have

      > done everything to try to get it back. including the following.

      > reinstall

      > right click on a menu then click on customise and then reset toolbars

      > and menu

      > repair under remove programs

      > my next step is uninstall the reinstall

      > does anyone know what is going on?

      > thanks

      > Donnie H

      >

      #2; Tue, 27 May 2008 03:19:00 GMT