word document stuck on top of screen

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  1. mbevacqu macrumors newbie

    Aug 25, 2012
    I have this word document that cannot be moved from the upper right corner of the screen. I can play with width and height all day, but cannot actually grab the whole document and drag it. It's annoying, because the title bar is obscured by the toolbar at the top of my screen, and I can't close the document. I'm aware of force close, but has anyone dealt with this specific problem, i.e. is there a way to address it directly? Thanks!
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Can you press CMD+W to close it? Can you press CMD+Q to quit the application (Word? version?)?
    What Mac OS X version do you use?
  3. mbevacqu thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 25, 2012
    not sure what version of Mac Os X I use, but I bought the computer in May, soo... the most recent one?

    Yes, CMD W closes the document; thanks for that!

    Any other input would be greatly appreciated.
  4. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    In past, for me, I have changed the screen resolution
    That reveals the whole document and I can move it and reset the screen resolution
  5. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Mac OS X 10.7 Lionor Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
    To find out what Mac OS X version you run, click :apple: > About This Mac:

    But reopening that document or any other document reopens it at the same position?
    Have you tried deleting "com.Microsoft.Word.plist" in Macintosh HD / Users / YOU / Library / Preferences / yet?

    To learn more about Mac OS X: Helpful Information for Any Mac User by GGJstudios
  6. kausx macrumors newbie

    Feb 22, 2016
    I fixed it by clicking on "Window", then "Arrange all". All the word windows are resized and the one that's above the title bar is now on your screen and clickable. Hope this helps
  7. brown369 macrumors newbie

    Apr 2, 2016
    THANK YOU! Exactly what I needed to do.
  8. GreenBayPackers macrumors newbie

    Nov 23, 2016
    THANK YOU! I had a doc stuck to the toolbar for the longest time. This is exactly what I was looking for!
  9. Diptanshu macrumors newbie


    Jan 8, 2017
    New Delhi, India
    In my case the worksheet was Locked, so it wouldn't move or resize. So, on the 'Review' tab click on the 'Lock Worksheet' icon to unlock it and voila!
  10. dulciedb macrumors newbie


    Apr 2, 2017

    Thank you for that straightforward solution. It has worked a treat. Having found your post and following your advice it now seems so simple. Thank you.
  11. PauliMurf macrumors newbie

    Jun 6, 2018
    THANK YOU !!! - Saved the Day !!! :)
  12. oceangirl10 macrumors member

    Aug 14, 2016
    My documents do this sometimes when I take them from the lower dock to expand them to work on them again. The top is cut off and the document is stuck. You can click file properties to see the name of the document so you know which one it is, then file close. Then reopen it again. I will try the windows arrange all, though.
  13. kohlson macrumors 68000

    Apr 23, 2010
    I've seen this happen in PowerPoint too. Another fix, though a little messy, is to use Sys Preferences Display to change the resolution setting, then change it back.

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