Why Can't I Open Word?

Copper Contributor

Folks, I can't open word, but I can open excel. With word, after I click to open it, I see it in the taskbar (see s shot), but it won't open the screen view.


I tried updating thru excel but it says up to date. I did the online repair. Restarting doesn't help.


It was working yesterday! What else can I try??


Excel shows version Pro Plus 2021, and I have win 11


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What happens if you try to open in safe mode?

Open Office apps in safe mode on a Windows PC - Microsoft Office


Do you have multiple screens? It is possible that it is open off the screen.