Word 2016 Navigation pane size is not remembered

Hello,

After the last update was forced on my computer, Word 2016 no longer remembers the width of the navigation pane. It now starts out taking three inches of my screen.

So I drag the right side of the navigation pane, make it narrower, edit my file, save my file.

But the next time that I open my file - whammo - the navigation pane loses my last setting and again consumes 3 inches of screen width.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.  If I never got another update from Microsoft.....

 

Question Info


Last updated May 15, 2019 Views 222 Applies to:
Answer
Answer

I've created an Add-In as a Workaround for this. It gives control over the default width and over whether the Navigation Pane is displayed initially. It is its own read-me file.

Navigation Pane Settings at Word Startup

Please mark helpful or answered as appropriate to help other users.

Charles Kenyon
Attorney at Law
Madison, Wisconsin
wordfaq[at]addbalance[dot]com

http://addbalance.com/usersguide/styles.htm

8 people were helped by this reply

·

Did this solve your problem?

Sorry this didn't help.

Great! Thanks for marking this as the answer.

How satisfied are you with this reply?

Thanks for your feedback, it helps us improve the site.

How satisfied are you with this response?

Thanks for your feedback.