As a working technology teacher, I get hundreds of questions from parents about their home computers, how to do stuff, how to solve problems. Each Tuesday, I’ll share one of those with you. They’re always brief and always focused. Enjoy!
Q: My tools for formatting disappeared from the top of my MS Word (2003). Where’d they go and what do I do?
A: They do disappear at times, for no good reason. Here’s the simple fix:
- Right-click in the toolbar area at the top.
- Select Format or Standard.
- Make sure they’re checked. That’s where 99% of your tools live.
- This is true in all MS Office software
Questions you want answered? Leave a comment here and I’ll answer it within the next thirty days.
Jacqui Murray is the editor of a technology curriculum for K-fifth grade and creator of two technology training books for middle school. She is the author of Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy midshipman. She is webmaster for five blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, a columnist for Examiner.com, an Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teachers, an IMS tech expert, and a weekly contributor to Write Anything. Currently, she’s seeking representation for a techno-thriller she just finished. Any ideas? Contact Jacqui at her writing office or her tech lab.