24 Feb

How to Reset Word Settings

Most problems with Word can be fixed by resetting it:

  1. Close Microsoft Word.
  2. Click the Start button (Windows XP users should then click Run).
  3. Type regedit and press Enter.
  4. Navigate to:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Software -> Microsoft -> Office -> 14 -> Word.
    (The number 14 could be different depending on your version of Office)
  5. Double click on the Word folder.
  6. Right click on the Data folder and click Delete.
  7. Close the Registry Editor.
  8. Try using Microsoft Word again.

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