Hi Ian, Stay where you are - it's a busy road anyway! Smile! Go to Tools, Options, and select the "General Tab". Uncheck "Allow starting in Reading Layout", which is at the top. You might also want to look at some of the other options while you are there. George. ________________________________ From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Ian Macrae Sent: 09 December 2005 10:56 To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [access-uk] READING LAY-OUT IN MS WORD Following my recent migration to a new version of MS Office, I've just opened a word document. Word has very helpfully (Not!) displayed it in something called "Reading Lay-Out" which claims to enable me to be able to review the document more effectively. Except, of course, it has done the exact opposite because it's designed for people who read b y sight and not via JFW. Anyone tell me what I need to do to turn the damn thing off please? It's the equivalent of being taken across a road you didn't want to cross. I wish they wouldn't be so helpful! GRRRRRRR! Ian http://www.bbc.co.uk/ This e-mail (and any attachments) is confidential and may contain personal views which are not the views of the BBC unless specifically stated. If you have received it in error, please delete it from your system. Do not use, copy or disclose the information in any way nor act in reliance on it and notify the sender immediately. Please note that the BBC monitors e-mails sent or received. Further communication will signify your consent to this.