The File Edit View .. Menus are missing in Outlook 2003. I tried hitting the ALT key as previously suggested but that did nothing. I need to export contacts and the only way to do this is through these menus.

make sure it's not hidded or slid over. You can also bring up the view by going to view or Alt-V, toolbars then customize and make sure your menu bar is selected.

If you still can't find the menu bar, go to the outlook folder and delete outcmd.dat. It's a file that has custom changes applied to the tool bars. It should be located in C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook where <username> is your login name to the computer.

Deleting outcmd.dat did the trick. I can now see the menu finally.