At work we've got shotcut bars so the guys can open word etc easily. Usually these float above whatever they have open, BUT something's gone weird lately.

When one of the guys opens excel AFTER he has opened outlook, he gets a thing between his main toolbars and the spreadsheet that is the TO, FROM, SUBJECT lines that you get at the top of a new mail message. If he opens excel before outlook, this doesn't happen. Also, since this has started happening, the shortcut bar has not been staying on top of the open window.

How do I fix it so the email thing isn't showing in excel and the shortcut bar stays on top (the 'stay on top' option has been selected...)?