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, email 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. If the Contract Tools pane is concealed by black shapes, see The Contract Tools Pane Appears with Black Shapes; Highlighting is Misplaced.