Forgive my lack of correct term usage. I go to my Desktop. I click on "Word" icon. The blank page appears per usual, but the toolbar or task bar at the top is gone. All the little icons, poof! In the past, I would click on the first one for a new Document, I would click on the second one, which was an image of a page with a corner bent, for existing files or documents. I store letters, hand made invoices, cut and pasted news articles, etc. on Word pages, or Word files or whatever one should call those. I know how to open a new Document and I know how to open existing documents, and that's about all I used from that top tool bar.
Anyway, the whole bar is gone. I looked around on Settings and Control Panel, but it is beyond my abilities to figure out what on earth happened. Someone please help! Thanks in advance!