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AutoTag menu missing parts in Word


NOTE: Windward no longer supports AutoTag on Office 2003 because Microsoft no longer supports Office 2003:


See these articles for more information.

What are AutoTag's Requirements?

Product End Of Life

In Word 2000, 2002, & 2003 it can get in a state where it mangles the menu of an AddIn. You will see AutoTag in the main menu but under it some or all of the menu items will be missing or in the wrong place. If this happens...


First try:

Normal.dotm & may be corrupted. Delete both files. In XP, they exist in
C:\Documents and Settings\<your user name>\Application Data\Microsoft\Templates and in Vista they exists in, C:\Users\<your user name>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Templates

Exit Word, delete the files, restart Word.

Second try:

If that doesn't work rename the registry key
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Word\Options to another name. When Word
starts up the next time, it will create a brand new Options key for use. Sometimes some incorrect registry values in Options may lead to problems.

Thank you to Colbert Zhou for the above.

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