The Message Bar displays security alerts, workflow tasks, server document information, and policy messages. In such cases, the Message Bar appears by default to provide you with this important information. You can hide the Message Bar and then view it later.
Show or hide the Message Bar
Do the following in these 2007 Microsoft Office system programs.
Word, Excel, or PowerPoint
On the View tab, in the Show/Hide group, select or clear the Message Bar check box.
Note: The Message Bar check box is not available if there are no current Message Bar items.
On the Database Tools tab, in the Show/Hide group, select or clear the Message Bar check box.