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How to display all menu commands in Office XP programs
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This article was previously published under Q290374
This step-by-step article describes how to display all menu commands in a Microsoft Office XP program.
When you first start an Office program, the menus and toolbars display basic commands and buttons. As you work with an Office program, the commands and buttons that you use most often are stored as personalized settings and are displayed on menus and toolbars.
If the Always show full menus check box is cleared on the Options tab of Customize on the Tools menu, the commands that you use most frequently are "promoted" and appear on the menus. The commands that you use less often are demoted and do not appear on the menus until you expand the menus.
If you choose this option, Office still stores information about how frequently you use commands, so that if you turn off this option later, the menus adapt and display the recently used commands on the menu.
How to Display All Menu CommandsTo expand the menus to see all of the commands, use one of the following methods:
How to Control How Menus Are DisplayedYou can control how menus are displayed in Office programs. To do this, follow these steps:
For more information about menus and toolbars, click Microsoft Program Help on the Help menu, type menus and toolbars in the Office Assistant or the Answer Wizard, and then click Search to view the topics returned.