WD98: Full Screen View Toolbar Is Hidden

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When you view Full Screen (on the View menu click Full Screen), the Full Screen toolbar is missing.


By design, Word does not provide a menu command to turn off the Full Screen toolbar. The only way to hide the Full Screen toolbar is to run a Visual Basic for Applications command.

If the Full Screen toolbar is hidden, you may have a macro or add-in that has set the visible property for the Full Screen toolbar to False.


Microsoft provides programming examples for illustration only, without warranty either expressed or implied. This includes, but is not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. This article assumes that you are familiar with the programming language that is being demonstrated and with the tools that are used to create and to debug procedures. Microsoft support engineers can help explain the functionality of a particular procedure, but they will not modify these examples to provide added functionality or construct procedures to meet your specific requirements. If you are in Full Screen view and the Full Screen toolbar is not appearing, you can use the following methods to return from Full Screen view or to redisplay the Full Screen toolbar.

Method 1: To Return from Full Screen View

Press the ESC key on your keyboard.


On the View menu, click Full Screen.


  1. On the Tools menu, point to Macro and click Macros.
  2. In the Macro Name box, type ToggleFull
  3. Click Run.
If this does not work, it is possible that the ToggleFull macro has been altered from its default functionality.

The following steps will restore the ToggleFull macro functionality:

IMPORTANT: These steps involve deleting a macro. If you are unsure as to the source of the macro in question, you may want to investigate the source before proceeding. For instance, if you are part of an administrative group in a network environment, check with your network administrator prior to deleting this macro.
  1. On the Tools menu, point to Macro, and then click Macros.
  2. From the "Macros in" box, select "All active templates and documents." If ToggleFull appears as an available macro in the list of macros, select it.
  3. Click Delete.

Method 2: To Redisplay the Full Screen Toolbar

The following Visual Basic for Applications macro will redisplay the Full Screen toolbar.

   Sub ShowFullScrToolBar()
      If ActiveWindow.View.FullScreen Then
         CommandBars("full screen").Visible = True
      End If
   End Sub

NOTE: Before you run this macro you must be in Full Screen view.

To run this macro while in Full Screen view, follow these steps:

  1. On the Tools menu, point to Macro and then click Macros.
  2. In the Macro Name box, type ShowFullScrToolBar
  3. Click OK.
For additional information, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
181058 OFF98: How to Run Sample Code from Knowledge Base Articles

More information

In Word 98 Macintosh Edition, the Full Screen toolbar does not appear in the list of toolbars when you point to Toolbars on the View menu.


For more information about getting help with Visual Basic for Applications, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
163435 VBA: Programming Resources for Visual Basic for Applications


Article ID: 182350 - Last Review: June 22, 2014 - Revision: 4.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Word 98 for Macintosh
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