Welcome to the forum.
Did this just start happening?
What I mean is last night did you have these files open, saved them closed SW and this morning
opened them up to these results?
Have you shut down and restarted your computer?
Thanks Anna and Scott for responding. Yes it just started, I'm a student and do SW every day. But I fixed it. Like I said, you could tell it was running because the little preview on the win7 task bar would show the different SW files that I tried to open. For some reason I tried hitting f11 and there it was full screen but I couldn't get to the top row that has the file and save ect. then i right clicked on the icon in the task bar and it gave me the option to make the window smaller. Did that and now all the buttons work just fine. Have tried to put it back in that invisible state but can't repeat what went wrong the first time. Thanks again.
Glad you figured it out.
FYI, for future reference a screen shot would help. I personally did not get ot of your opening
post that SW opened up. Sounded like the splash screen opened and then didn't open at
all. I know the first time I discovered the F11 I freaked out probably much like you did.