How Can I Show All Menu Items?

Summary: Show all the Microsoft Word 2000 menu items.

Office 2000 introduces a different type of menu. In it, only certain items, supposedly the most utilized ones, are visible to you when going through the menus. Other menu items require clicking on a down arrow at the bottom of each menu. The shown menu items are supposedly the most recently used commands, but I find the hiding of other options stifling. I want all of my menu options available all the time. And here’s how to get that functionality back with Word.

First, choose the “Tools” menu and select “Customize”. On the multi-tabbed dialog box that follows, select the “Options” tab. Uncheck “Menus show recently used commands first” and then click the “Close” button.

Now, ALL of your menu options are available!