As known to all, the Microsoft Internet Explorer is equipped with a Publisher Navigation Bar, which is fundamentally a group of hyperlinks that enable us to navigate to the pages of a current website or other external destinations. However, as the Microsoft support team reports, users are likely to encounter certain Microsoft problems, wherein the navigation bar won’t be visible at all. Here, we give you a comprehensive account of such issues and the methods to eliminate them.
Missing Navigation bars on your Internet Explorer could be attributed to reasons that are rather technical. The crux of the issue is the mismatch between the coordinates’ system used by the Publisher to display elements in HTML webcode and the one used by Internet Explorer. Since the Internet Explorer is not designed to handle the coordinates of your Publisher, the former is inclined to omit the design elements including Navigation Bars.
Scope of the Issue
As the Microsoft support team reports, comparatively older versions of your Publisher like Publisher 2003 and Publisher 2001 are prone to encounter the issue in question when viewed with rather advanced web browsers such as Internet Explorer 8. However, such Microsoft problems are not likely to occur with newer Publisher versions. The central point is that, since many users still rely on Internet Explorer 8, the issue needs to be addressed at the earliest.
Troubleshoot by Updating Publisher
Much to our relief, Microsoft has made an attempt to rectify the issue in the Publisher 2007 SP2 program update. If you fortunately happen to be running Publisher 2007 on your PC, you may troubleshoot the Microsoft problems in question by downloading and installing the free Service Pack. You can easily find the relevant update files by running the Windows Update Tool from your Control Panel or by downloading it from the official program website. However, it’s to be noted that upgrading to Publisher 2007 is a prerequisite before resorting to any of these remedies.
Troubleshoot by Ungrouping the Navigation Bar
As the issue of missing Navigation Bars occurs only among grouped objects on your Internet Explorer, a workaround solution would be ungrouping the same from the group. As part of the rectification, you may open the document that misses the Navigation bar and select the object corresponding to it, whereafter, you may click on the option “Ungroup” in the Selection pane.
The above account is sure to prove helpful in resolving the issue of missing Navigation bars on your Internet Explorer.
In the unlikely event that the issue hasn’t ceased, please contact the Microsoft support team.