Office Starter - clicking title bar doesn't bring to front


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Brianm

I bought my computer awhile back (Win7Pro 64-bit) with 'Office 2010
Starter Edition' installed (14.0.6129). I have a complaint about this
Office 'Starter'. Granted, a number of 2010 features are disabled, but
it's generally pretty functional for a free version of Office. However,
I'm wondering it this is intended behavior-- If I open let's say Word
or Excel, then I open a different application on top of it, meaning it
covers some of the Word/Excel window, then let's say I want to bring
Word/Excel to the front by clicking the title bar-- it will NOT overlay
itself over the other application! It doesn't 'go to front' as they say
in developer land. The other application continues to be on top, even
though I'm clicking on the Word/Excel title bar! The Word/Excel window
does appear to become active, but the other application stays on top.
What's going on here?? I can't believe this BASIC window functionality
was 'crippled' in Office Starter, but I could be wrong.
 
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BobbyM

I bought my computer awhile back (Win7Pro 64-bit) with 'Office 2010
Starter Edition' installed (14.0.6129). I have a complaint about this
Office 'Starter'. Granted, a number of 2010 features are disabled, but
it's generally pretty functional for a free version of Office. However,
I'm wondering it this is intended behavior-- If I open let's say Word
or Excel, then I open a different application on top of it, meaning it
covers some of the Word/Excel window, then let's say I want to bring
Word/Excel to the front by clicking the title bar-- it will NOT overlay
itself over the other application! It doesn't 'go to front' as they say
in developer land. The other application continues to be on top, even
though I'm clicking on the Word/Excel title bar! The Word/Excel window
does appear to become active, but the other application stays on top.
What's going on here?? I can't believe this BASIC window functionality
was 'crippled' in Office Starter, but I could be wrong.
What's that other application you're talking about? Does that one have
an "always on top" option?
 
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Brianm

BobbyM said:
What's that other application you're talking about? Does that one have
an "always on top" option?
No. The other application can be anything and is not always the same. I
am NOT setting 'always on top' on anything.
 
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BobbyM

I bought my computer awhile back (Win7Pro 64-bit) with 'Office 2010
Starter Edition' installed (14.0.6129). I have a complaint about this
Office 'Starter'. Granted, a number of 2010 features are disabled, but
it's generally pretty functional for a free version of Office. However,
I'm wondering it this is intended behavior-- If I open let's say Word
or Excel, then I open a different application on top of it, meaning it
covers some of the Word/Excel window, then let's say I want to bring
Word/Excel to the front by clicking the title bar-- it will NOT overlay
itself over the other application! It doesn't 'go to front' as they say
in developer land. The other application continues to be on top, even
though I'm clicking on the Word/Excel title bar! The Word/Excel window
does appear to become active, but the other application stays on top.
What's going on here?? I can't believe this BASIC window functionality
was 'crippled' in Office Starter, but I could be wrong.
Here is a listing of the limitation in starter EXCEL; you should be able
to find a similar one for Word:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-001/starter-help/excel-features-that-are-not-fully-supported-in-excel-starter-HA010374501.aspx

I noticed that there are limitations on view functions but don't know if
it would cause the particular problem you're having.
 

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