Disable / Turn Off Reading Layout In Word 2003

How to Stop and Turn off Reading Layout In MS Office Word 2003

One of the famous products of the Microsoft Corp is “Microsoft Word 2003”. It arrives along with the Reading Layout, as either standalone or the product which is a part of Microsoft Office 2003 suite.

When the user opens up any Word documentYour browser may not support display of this image. as of email attachment using the Outlook express or any other e-mail clients by clicking twice on computers local disk or any other source which is using Word 2003, at that time the file is shown in “Reading Layout” of a double-paned for read to the user.

Word’s Reading Layout tries to showcase files very exact-looking to word documents on the computer screen, which are easier to read and understand by moving though the document pages, and it fits nicely on computer screens.

Though, the layout conceals few features, between the toolbar that makes it very hard to edit the word documents. Several readers will not appreciate the page layout as it can clutters up tables of stuffing, listing, and lengthy subsections.

If you are one of those who would like to chuck or stop and disable the feature “Reading Layout” and would like to open word documents in the familiar view, which is the “Print Layout” in its place, follow the trick given trick below.

  1. Firstly, click on the menu Tools and select Options.
  2. The “Options” dialog box which is multi-tabbed, will shown, click General.
  3. Uncheck the check box designed for “Allow the starting in Reading Layout” alternative.
  4. Don’t forget to click on OK.

Some of the users will have difficulty to make the setting to stop Reading Layout fix as it keeps reverting to default. In these cases, where the feature “Reading Layout” gets back to default later rather than stopping for good, you can attempt to turn off or stop the “Reading Layout” by the use of Group Policy. Follow these following steps to do so:

  1. The first step is downloading and installing the Resource Kit of Microsoft Office 2003.
  2. Group Policy Management Console has to be opened at second step for Active Directory.
  3. Choose or make a Group Policy.
  4. Unlock User Configuration.
  5. After that right-click on the option named as “Administrative Templates”, choose Add/Remove Templates. Next, got to Word11.ADM.
  6. Go to Configuration then after Administrative Templates. Select MS Office Word 2003 and then go to Tools in this tab, go to Options, select General click on Allow Starting in Reading Layout.
  7. Next click on Enabled but do not check the checkbox given for Check to allow starting in Reading Layout document.
  8. Hit OK, Done! Exit the “Group Policy console”.

Instead using the above method, you can directly customize the system registry by the given value to obtain the identical reading layout blocking effect. You may as well copy and paste the given code into the text editor for saving it as a “.reg” file type, which may be automatically executed to make the changes in the registry keys. Here is the following code line

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


How To Repair / Install Recovery Console / NTLDR In Startup Windows Server 2003

Easy Procedure For Installing Recovery Console On Windows XP/2003/2000 As NTLDR Startup Option

Note: I have tested if this helps us install recovery console in windows 7, if any reader tries it out, please let me know how the process goes.

If you have been using Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003 or Windows XP, you must be aware of the Recovery Console (RC) feature that is present in all these operating systems. This console helps the user recover the system if it fails to boot by making use of a limited array of tasks that can be executed through command line interface.

You may invoke the Recovery Console with the help of the installation CD-ROM. You normally need to boot up using the CD and repair Windows XP/2003/2000 system using this Recovery Console.

If you are unable to boot up using the CD or you aren’t willing to alter any boot device priority settings in BIOS, you may as well get the recovery console installed into your local hard disk. By doing this, you can select recovery console option from the boot-time menu that is offered by NTLDR.

It is impossible to install the RC on an updated Windows system using old version of Winnt32.exe present on the setup CDs. Hence, you need to install the Console into the local hard disk prior to installing any kind of service pack.

If you try installing Recovery Console with the old CD on Windows having integrated service pack, the system shows an error message notifying you that the set up is unable to continue as the version on CD is older than the Windows version running on your computer.

To prevent such an issue, it is advisable to install the RC as soon as the installation of Windows is over. You need to follow the below mentioned procedure to get Recovery Console installed as a NTLDR startup option.

First of all, logon to Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 or Windows 2000 with administrator rights. You have to note that network policy settings might not allow you to complete the procedure incase your system is linked to a network.

Once you logon to Windows XP/2003/2000, place the Windows XP/2003/2000 CD in the CD-ROM drive. You will see a prompt asking you whether you wish to upgrade Windows. Just select “No” or else close the window.

Go to Start Menu and select “RUN”. Type the command mentioned below. As another option, you may use command prompt to type the command.

x:\i386\winnt32.exe /cmdcons

You need to replace “x” in the command with drive letter of DVD-ROM or CD-ROM so that it finds the proper Winnt32.exe file present on the CD. Further, just follow the instructions given on the screen to complete the procedure.

Now that you have installed Recovery Console into the boot menu, it is possible to select it to run each time you start the computer. You no more need to boot using a CD.