OK, this was really stupid of me! I just finished making changes to my form, and I was just playing around with my startup options. I unchecked everything in the start up options window - just to see what would happen. HA!! Now my form opens up very nicely, but I can't get all the menus and design view back or anything - YIKES! If I click on the "design" icon, it says I may not have exclusive rights to the form, and any changes I make may not be saved...etc... How do I get back to normal menus, icons...etc.?