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Fixing MS Office menus (so you can see all the options all the time)

One regular annoyance with MS Office (the old, pre-ribbon, versions) is its desire to demonstrate it knows more about your work than you do. It does this by hiding most of the options when you try and select from a menu.

Thankfully it’s simple to remind it who’s boss.

  1. From the menu, select Tools > Customize (sic).
    If you need to expand the menu to find this option, say a quick thanks that this will be last time you’ll need to do that.
  2. In the dialog, select the Options tab.
  3. Check the Always show full menus checkbox.
  4. Close the dialog. And relax.

All is well again.