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Preventing MS Office from hiding your menu items

One of the numerous annoyances with Microsoft Office, apart from the fact that it’s quite often enforced by your boss as THE working standard, is its tendency to make your life harder. To do so, Bill Gates’s minions designed several malicious plans. One of those simply consists in regularly modifying the program’s menu. And to make it harder, they chose to hide only the menu items you most rarely use, i.e. … the ones you find hardest to find!

Windows hides infrequently used items to make it easier for you to find the menu items you use the most [and to make it harder to find the items you use the less].
(source: Working with menus)

So, what can you do to prevent Word, Excel, PowerPoint and others to play with their menus and your nerves? In your MS Office program, go to Tools → Customize → Options, and check “always show full menus”. That’s all folks.

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