Somehow the two tabs which were located at the bottom of the screen in my version of Autocad 2008 have dissapeared. I used them extensively and would like to get them back. I've tried the solutions provided in previous answers without success. The menus which are supposed to appear don't. Is there another way? Anyone?
Make sure 'Display Layout and Model Tabs' is checked in 'Options->Display Tab, Layout elements section'.
The old pulldown menus are now replaced by the ribbon interface. If you are using plain AutoCAD, not AutoCAD Architecture, you can switch to an AutoCAD classic workspace that is standard OOTB. ACA does not have a built in classic GUI, but you can look through the forums to find ways of bringing back the menu pulldowns and toolbars. Or embrace the changes that Autodesk has made to the GUI. There are benifits to it!
Thanks for your reply Mary, but that was the first place I looked. That box is actually checked off and still those two little tabs at the very bottom of the screen do not appear. I am certain I somehow toggled them off. Unfortunately, I am not certain of how to toggle them back on. Any help you might be able to offer in that regard would be most appreciated. Thank you.
Try this, on the drawing status bar (very bottom right) right pick the button I've shown in my screen capture and left click select the 'Display Layout and Model Tabs'. If you don't see that button, left pick the button that I highlighted in yellow and check the 'Layout/Model' selection.
This is the only other way I know of to get the layout/model space tabs back.
My next suggestion if this doesn't help is a repair of AutoCAD.
I appreciate your further suggestions. As it turns out, I managed to get the model space/paper space tabs back by clicking on the tabs directly below the sheet display (lower left of the drawing area) and closing them. I see now that you can have one or the other, but not both. Although your reply did not directly provide an answer, they did help me find the answer while trying to implement your suggestions. Thank you for your help.
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