December 28, 2005
MS Word vertical scroll bar disappeared
My vertical scroll bar disappeared from MS Word some time ago. Let's say in the summer. It bugged me, but I couldn't figure it out. Tonight, it bothered me enough that I solved it. I found this post which pointed in the general direction.
In a nutshell, if your vertical scroll disappears for no apparent reason, what you want to do is go to Tools - Options - View - Show and click the checkbox next to Vertical scroll bar. For whatever reason, this box gets unchecked every so often. Thanks, Microsoft. Thanks for that.
Posted by Peenie Wallie on December 28, 2005 at 05:45 PM
thanks buddy ,,,,,
a gooood one
Posted by: sandeep on March 31, 2006 at 03:30 AM
Thanks alot! This tip really helped me out!
Posted by: JulieC on June 28, 2006 at 01:41 AM
Yeah it's been buggin me for ages. Thanks heaps, worked like a treat!
Posted by: Jacki on November 14, 2006 at 10:33 PM
same here. word has so many options customizable.
Posted by: Paras Tolani on May 02, 2007 at 12:25 AM
Thanks, I nearly got really mad, I couldn't figure out why the status bar and scroll bars had disappeared for no apparent reason. I can't work without them. If I open a new document, I need to know how many pages it has!
Posted by: Birgit on July 05, 2007 at 10:14 AM
Many many thanks
Mocosoft mysterious ways....
Posted by: Daniel on August 30, 2007 at 08:14 PM
THANKS A BUNCH. THIS HAD ME STUMPED AS WELL...
Posted by: Ed on September 26, 2007 at 03:29 PM
Thanks so much. My status bar disappeared 6 months ago and my vertical scroll only today. Both back now! Thanks!
Posted by: PatrickM on October 08, 2007 at 12:23 PM
can anyone tell me where is this option in the office 2007? (I need the scroll bar and I cant find it in office2007!!!)
Posted by: rana on January 17, 2008 at 01:56 AM
And BTW, this works in Word: Mac 2008... the vertical/horizontal scroll bar check boxes are located in Preferences/Authoring and Proofing Tools/View.
Posted by: disco d on March 11, 2008 at 01:25 PM
2 years later and still useful. Thanks!
Posted by: Paul on March 30, 2008 at 09:41 PM
Billions in Profits and a goddamn check mark dislodges itself causing frustration to the limits.
Good one Billy Gates.
If your product had integrity and quality you wouldn't be the brunt of many anti-trust suits.
You can't spend 70 billion dollars so why try to get that much through deception and fraud - you know where you got the OS from in the first place - any knowledgable tech person does - don't get me started on Apple. Pirates !! All of you!
Posted by: asd on April 03, 2008 at 11:59 AM
In Word 2008 you can click on the Microsoft Icon, then 'word options' then 'advanced' then under the display section select 'show vertical bars.'
Posted by: Goran Matic on May 05, 2008 at 07:29 PM
Uff, thanks a lot. I thought I will need work without scrollbars for the rest of my life!!
Posted by: Rok on May 08, 2008 at 01:55 AM
Posted by: sreenivasulu on May 18, 2008 at 10:48 PM
i have word for mac 2008 and you solved my scrollbar pro lem .
I have 2 equally frustrating issues:
1)My big issue right now is that when word opens, the formatting and standard toolbars are not showns. They are, however clicked. To show them, I have to click them off and then click them on again. You can imagine this.... Does anyone know how to fix this?
2)When I open word and go to file, I used to get the options "open" and "open recent" Now I don't see open recent. This is my cry for help.
Posted by: Leslie on August 04, 2008 at 04:54 PM