Word 2007 display panes permanently disabled

Microsoft Office Word

In the Advanced Word Options Display settings, I increased the Style area and
pane width in Draft and Outline views to 4.66 cm.
Now I can no longer display the Styles or the Properties pane via the Office
(I have since reset this view to 0 cm/ rebooted/ etc.)

I had this problem a few months back and recently did a complete reinstall
of Windows XP Pro, and reinstall of Office 2007, (since uninstalling and
reinstalling Office had no effect on correcting this problem) and everything
worked fine until I changed this setting.

Please advise how to fix this bug. I do not have the time for another
complete reinstall and reconfiguration of my new pc!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ellen Kilmer
I can't reproduce this error. Have you tried exiting Word and then deleting
the Data key in the registry? See

Note that for Word 2007, the correct registry key is:

Sometimes, you may have to delete the entire Word key.