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In Microsoft Word 2007 when you select a piece of text, a pop-up toolbar will display containing the common font formatting tools like font-name, font-size, bold, italic, etc. (The Mini Toolbar.)

Is there a way to prevent this pop-up from showing when you select text?

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Hit the Office button.

Choose Word Options.

In the Popular Window, uncheck the show minibar on selection.

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Thanks a lot.. saved a ton of frustration.. –  lordlupine Jan 15 '13 at 16:39
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If I understood correctly what exactly you wish to disable, then these are the instructions on how to do it.

In short, Round button / Word Options / Remove the checkmark on "Show Mini toolbar on Selection".

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