In a new installation of Microsoft Excel 2003 all menus are abbreviated. To see a full menu requires that you either click the expand button at the bottom of the menu or wait about 3 seconds for it to automatically expand. To put it nicely, this drives me batty.
It’s a simple thing to show full menus in Excel 2003. There are several ways to make this change, but I’ll show the easiest method for me.
- Click the Tools menu OR right-click the toolbar
- Select Customize from the pop-up menu
- Select the Options tab in the Customize box
- Under Personalized Menus and Toolbars, click Always show full menus
- Click Close
Full menus always look the same, which makes it easier to find what you’re looking for and is a much better option for new users.