I absolutely hate Office 2003’s design of displaying the few menu-bar items that I had recently used and then, if I hover long enough, changing the limited menu bar to the full menu bar.
One of the first things I do in any Office 2003 program was to make the menu bar show the full menu all the time. This is an easy customization and is done via the menu bar. Unfortunately, you have to make the change in each program — Word, Excel, Powerpoint, FrontPage, etc.
OOPS! No screen shot. Now I know why I should have installed Office 2007 along with Office 2003, instead of letting the upgrade program upgrade the previous program! I’m going to have to describe the process.
First, click on Tools > Customize… in the Office 2003 program.
Then, in the Customize dialog box, click on the second tab.
Put a checkmark in the box beside "Always show full menus." By default, the next box is checked, which says something like "Show full menus after a short delay."