Word .doc and .docx files open minimized and will not maximize Solved

  1.    09 Jun 2017 #1

    Word .doc and .docx files open minimized and will not maximize

    I'm wondering if someone has seen this problem. I've been running MS Office 2007 on Windows 10 for over six months with no problems. Now all of a sudden, Word will not open to full screen, but remains minimized on the task bar. And there is nothing that I can to to maximize to full screen. This happens with any new or saved .doc or .docx files. PDFs and Excel files open fine with no problems I tried to repair Word from the install disk, and even uninstalled then reinstalled the whole Office suite, but nothing has worked to solve this problem. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2. Bree's Avatar
    Posts : 9,543
    10 Home x64 (1809) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       09 Jun 2017 #2

    Welcome to TenForums @Kent1

    When you open Word and its icon is on the taskbar, do you see a thumbnail of the Word document if you hover the mouse over the icon? This suggest it's running correctly.

    Is the icon's background the same colour as the rest of the taskbar, or is it highlighted by being slightly lighter?

    Any icon on the taskbar will be highlighted while the mouse hovers over it. If the icon is underlined it indicates the app is running.

    If you click on an icon and open its window it remains highlighted when the mouse is moved away, this is the taskbar's way of telling the window is open, it will not be highlighted when minimised.

    If your Word icon indicates the window should be open somewhere (if not, click on it so it does) but you can't see a window, then it may be that the open window is lost somewhere off the edge of your desktop, sometimes these coordinates get messed up. Try right-clicking on the taskbar and selecting 'Cascade windows'. This should reposition any 'lost' window back into the visible desktop area.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3.    09 Jun 2017 #3

    Thanks Bree, that solved my problem. Somehow position got locked in off the edge of my second screen, which is connected to my TV. I had checked earlier to see if the window was on that screen, but it wasn't there. But when I hit cascade as you suggested, it popped right up on the TV. Thanks so much for the great answer.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4. Bree's Avatar
    Posts : 9,543
    10 Home x64 (1809) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       09 Jun 2017 #4

    You're welcome, glad to have helped.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


Related Threads
Migrated all my files from an older Windows 7 laptop to a new Windows 10 machine. The older one was running Office 2013 Pro. I backed up some Word files that were encrypted. No problem, as I have the password. But the new laptop with the Office 365...
Solved can not open word document in Software and Apps
I just upgraded office 2007 to office 2016. On all of my fils that I made with my older version can be opened with 2016. But if I create a new document with Word 2016 and save it, when I try to open it a message pops up telling me that this is valid...
I noticed an issue when saving Word docx files on Office 2016. It's slow, I see a progress bar at the bottom right when it saves and it takes about 30 seconds to save. Okay it's large file with a couple hundred pages and a few hundred kb in size but...
UAC query every time I open Word in Software and Apps
I have Office 365 and Windows 10. Every time I open Word 2013 I get the UAC query. Is there any way to get this to stop? It doesn't happen with any other Office apps.
I just installed the Word Preview app from the store - it's fairly usable, but... when you open an existing docx file, it claims it is in an old file format, offers to save a copy in the newer format, or loads the file read-only. So it saves a copy...
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:37.
Find Us