Mini Toolbar Is Not Displayed On Selection in MS Word 2013

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MS Word 2013 is a popular text editor. The new version contains improved GUI (Graphical User Interface), while the overall functionality remains undisturbed. MS Word is comparatively stable and has new features added to the legacy MS Word package.

When you are working on a document, you will surely change the text size, color, font-style and other designing attributes. The mini toolbar that appears when you select a part of the text makes the task quite easy. This feature of MS Word lubricates the formatting and organizing procedure and helps in winding up your task easily and swiftly.

While working in MS Word, sometimes the mini toolbar disappears when you select some text on the document. This may be caused by the user’s accidental actions which may have changed the settings from the Word’s settings page. Sometimes a corrupt or incompatible software could also be the reason for the altered settings. If you are also not able to view the mini toolbar in your MS Word, there is no need to get worried. Just follow the below described procedure to resolve the issue:

  1. Initialize the MS Word application from the start menu using any account.
  2. On the interface window, select FILE from the menu tabs.
  3. On Word’s information and settings page, click on Options.
  4. On the Word Options box that appears, select General category situated in the left pane.
  5. Under the User Interface Options section, check the checkbox saying Show Mini Toolbar on selection.

This will pin the ribbon again and make it permanently visible. These steps will resolve your issues, and MS Word can be used normally again.