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Word program is not restored or maximized when you click the program button
Article ID: 264299 - View products that this article applies to.
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For a Microsoft Word 97 version of this article, see 264298
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(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/256986/EN-US/ )Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry
When you start Microsoft Word or minimize the program, clicking the program button on the taskbar may not restore or maximize the program into view.
The program window coordinates may be stored in an inaccessible area off the screen.
To resolve this issue, use one of the following methods.
Method 1: Maximize the Word Program
Method 2: Use the Move Feature in Windows to Reposition the Word Program into View
Method 3: Remove the Data Key That Stores the Windows CoordinatesWARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.