Show or hide the Message Bar

The Message Bar displays security alerts, workflow tasks, server document information, and policy messages. In such cases, the Message Bar appears by default to provide you with this important information. You can hide the Message Bar and then view it later.

Message Bar in Word

Show or hide the Message Bar

Do the following in these 2007 Microsoft Office system programs.

Word, Excel, or PowerPoint

  • On the View tab, in the Show/Hide group, select or clear the Message Bar check box.

 Note   The Message Bar check box is not available if there are no current Message Bar items.

Access

  • On the Database Tools tab, in the Show/Hide group, select or clear the Message Bar check box.

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Applies to:
Access 2007, Excel 2007, PowerPoint 2007, Word 2007