Toolbars cannot be stacked vertically along the ArcMap Table of Contents

Last Published: April 25, 2020


Toolbars cannot be stacked vertically so that they are stacked on top of each other on either side of the ArcMap Table of Contents.
[O-Image] Example of improperly stacked toolbars


This is a known issue.


  1. Start Windows Explorer and navigate to: C:\Documents and Settings\<your_login_folder>\Application Data\ESRI\ArcMap\Templates.
  2. Delete or rename Normal.mxt.
  3. Start ArcMap.
  4. Move and stack the toolbars as desired.
  5. Save a blank map and exit ArcMap to save the changes to the new Normal.mxt.

    If it is necessary to move the toolbars again, repeat the steps above.

Article ID:000009337

  • ArcMap 9 x

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