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Old 09-13-2011, 11:43 AM
1wpb 1wpb is offline Word 2010 - it defaults to File Tab rather than Home Tab Windows Vista Word 2010 - it defaults to File Tab rather than Home Tab Office 2010 32bit
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I would appreciate help with a problem that I have been unable to resolve.



For the last month, when I open MS Word 2010 the screen defaults to the File Tab rather than the Home Tab. This is really inconvenient - every time I want to use one of the many editing functions within the Home Tab, I have to click on the Home Tab - then, after one keystroke (within the Home Tab functions) it switches back to File Tab.

I don't know what I have done to change the basic setting that worked problem-free for many months following installation of Word 2010.

I'm sure there must be a simple way of getting Word 2010 to default to the Home Tab - but would someone please point me in the right direction.

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Bill

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Old 09-13-2011, 01:04 PM
Ulodesk Ulodesk is offline Word 2010 - it defaults to File Tab rather than Home Tab Windows 7 32bit Word 2010 - it defaults to File Tab rather than Home Tab Office 2007
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Hello, 1wpb. I believe your problem is that your ribbon is minimized, which puts the File tab up front, so to speak. Ctrl+the F1 key will toggle the ribbon on and off; when it's showing, Home is the default.

Does that solve it?

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Old 09-23-2011, 10:12 AM
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Dear Ulodesk

Many thanks for your advice, which did sort out the problem. Much appreciated.

Regards

Bill
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Thanks a lot for this valuable information i tried alt + F1 and worked in WinWord 2010
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I have tried everything, and your simple answer worked! Thanks from me too.
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