The new ribbon interface of AutoCAD 2009 does not display the familiar "File Edit View, Insert.." drop down menus seen in previous versions of AutoCAD by default. So how does one turn them on?
If you right click on the Quick Access Toolbar, you will get a pop up menu as shown above. To enable the drop down menus, click on the the "Show Menu Bar" option. A check mark will appear to the left of the label and the drop down menus we all know and love will appear.