I don't see galleries of page numbers, headers and footers, cover pages, or equations

Symptoms

You don't see items listed in any of the following galleries: page numbers, headers, footers, cover pages, equations, tables styles, text boxes, watermarks, or bibliographies — or you cannot open the building blocks template (Building Blocks.dotx).

Cause

The building blocks may be unavailable because of a corrupted building blocks template.

Resolution

The first step in recovering the building blocks template is to turn it on in the Word Options dialog box. This might not recover the template, especially if you upgraded to Microsoft Office Word 2007 from a pre-release version. If turning on the template does not recover the template, try generating a new user copy of the template, and if the template is still not recovered, try generating a new program copy of the template.



Turn on building blocks

  1. Click the Microsoft Office Button Button image, and then click Word Options.
  1. Click Add-Ins.
  2. In the Manage list, select Disabled Items, and then click Go.
  3. If Building Blocks.dotx is listed, click it, and then click Enable.
  4. Restart Office Word 2007.

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Generate a new user copy of the building blocks template

  1. Exit Office Word 2007.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • In Windows Vista, click the Start button Button image, and in the Start Search box, type %appdata%, and then click Roaming.
    • In Microsoft Windows XP, on the Start menu, click Run, and then type %appdata%.
  3. Double-click the Microsoft folder, and then double-click Document Building Blocks.
  4. Look for your locale folder.

For example, the English U.S. locale folder is named 1033. For a list of locale ID numbers, see Locale identification numbers for language-specific files.

  1. Move the locale folder to your desktop.
  2. Restart Word 2007 and click a gallery, such as the headers gallery, to view the building blocks.

If the building blocks display properly, the template is recovered, and you can delete the language folder and its contents from your desktop.

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Generate a new program copy of the building blocks template

  1. Exit Office Word 2007.
  2. Find the Building Blocks.dotx template, which by default is located in the following folder: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\Document Parts\locale folder, where locale folder is a number, such as 1033 for English U.S.
  3. Rename the Building Blocks.dotx template to Building Blocks.old.
  4. Do one of the following:
    • In Windows Vista, click the Start button Button image, click Control Panel, click Programs, and then click Uninstall a program.
    • In Microsoft Windows XP, on the Start menu, click Control Panel, and then click Add or Remove Programs.
  5. Click Microsoft Office Word 2007 or the installed edition of the 2007 Microsoft Office system, and then click Change.
  6. In the 2007 Office Setup program, click Repair, and then click Continue.
  7. Restart Word 2007 and click a gallery, such as the headers gallery, to view the building blocks.

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Applies to:
Word 2007