When you select text in Word 2007, you’ll notice that a mini-toolbar appears with a hand full of commands for formatting text, including font size, color, bold, italic, etc.

Although a useful toolbar, some people may just find it completely annoying. If that’s the case, you can easily disable it. Click the Microsoft Office button and click Word Options. Select the Popular tab. Under the section ‘Top options for working with Word’, uncheck the Show Mini Toolbar on selection option. Click OK.