1. Close all instances of WINWORD.EXE. (This may include OUTLOOK.EXE if Word is used as an e-mail editor.)

2. Back up all existing configurations and files.

3. Choose Start > Run and enter 'regedit'.

4. Select HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software\Microsoft > Office > 12.0 > Word > Data

5. Delete the Toolbars registry key.


1. Changes to the Windows registry should be made only under the supervision of an IT expert.

2. Back up your Windows registry before making any changes to it.