The Contract Tools Pane Won’t Appear

  • What happens:

    When you open a document in Word, the Contract Tools pane fails to appear, even though the Contract Tools ribbon tab appears (see The Contract Tools Pane and The Contract Tools Ribbon Tab).

  • What this means:

    Most likely, another add‑in is changing the default behavior of Word such that the Contract Tools pane cannot appear. (Litéra LexPro has been reported to cause this behavior.)

  • What you should do:

    Disable your other Word add‑ins and see whether this resolves the issue. To learn how to disable a Word add‑in, see Disabling Word Add‑ins.

If the Contract Tools pane still won’t appear, send an email to support@papersoftware.com.

If both the Contract Tools ribbon tab and the Contract Tools pane fail to appear, see Contract Tools Won’t Start and Contract Tools Won’t Start due to an Error.