It is certainly the case, on my PC running Windows XP with SP3, that the Font, Font Size and Style drop down menus of Softmaker Office 2008 don't stay expanded when I click the 'drop down' button, and then release my mouse button. That was also the case with my previous version, i.e., Ashampoo Office 2008, with Windows XP SP3, but also when Ashampoo Office 2008 was running on Windows XP SP2, previous to my upgrading Windows XP to SP3. Softmaker Office 2006, also had the same flaw when I was running that on Windows XP SP2. I live with that small inconvenience, since Softmaker Office is an excellent alternative to Microsoft Office.
Since it appears, from the previous correspondent, that not all PCs running Windows XP, cause the Font, Font Size and Style menus not to remain expanded, when the 'drop down' arrow button, is clicked and then released, I wonder what could be different with my machine running Windows XP SP3 (formerly Windows XP SP2), to cause that to happen? Perhaps it's something to do with the processor. On my desktop PC the processor is an AMD Athlone 64 bit processor 3500+. On the laptop where I'm using Ashampoo Office 2008, running on Windows Vista, and where the drop down menus work perfectly, the processor is an Intel Celeron chip.