I'm only an intermediate level developer but my first thing I'd look at would be to see if the script is overridden by either a server side script, running after the initial script to show the format toolbar, or when the file is opened or one that is attached to the access privilidges of your users.
Thanks for taking the time to respond! Unfortunately, I do not think it is any of these. There is nothing that runs after this script that brings up the layout, and it's not even bringing up the formatting bar for me (who has [Full Access]).
Allow Formatting Bar [on]
makes it possible for the user to select this tool bar. I enables it. I does not cause it to show if not already selected.
Bummer. So is there any way to have it automatically selected?