Full Screen and Status Bar in Word 2007


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Frank A.

I'm trying out Word 2007 and am baffled by the seeming absence of the
ability to hide the Status Bar (on the bottom) and the Full Screen
option. Why would they neglect to put these options in? I do hope I
missed something here. Otherwise I see heaps of improvements to the new
layout in Word 2007.
 
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Doug Robbins - Word MVP

Look under the View tab for the "Full Screen Reading" option.

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Hope this helps.

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services on a paid consulting basis.

Doug Robbins - Word MVP, originally posted via msnews.microsoft.com
 
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Tony Jollans

Full Screen Editing is not on the Ribbon but can be reached via the old
shortcut of Alt+V,U and can be exited with ESC.
 
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Frank A.

Full Screen Editing is not on the Ribbon but can be reached via the old
shortcut of Alt+V,U and can be exited with ESC.

Lol...that worked rather well. I wonder why they don't just put that in
the View menu like its been for years? Also with Word 2007 there isn't
that idiotic Message Box that used to appear and ruin Full Screen view.
Wonderful.
 
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Frank A.

Look under the View tab for the "Full Screen Reading" option.

Its almost full screen except for a menu bar at the top. Except that now
it only takes up about 1/3 of my screen width. Is there any way of making
it "fit to width"? With the world trying to migrate away from paper and
all the waste it entails, you'd think they'd display it with more
practicality. Its as if 99% of the world still prints everything and the
view is supposed to exactly replicate the printed page. Its such hard
work dragging these dinosaurs out of the 20th century with their reams of
paper printed pointlessly, printing photos instead of investing in a
decent monitor, etc. End of rant....:)
 
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Beth Melton

An alternative is to use a macro for this, the old Full Screen view is still
available but only accessible through the VBA. Here's a macro you can use:

'Macro for switching to Full Screen view in Word
Private iZoom As Integer

Sub FullScreenView()
With ActiveWindow
If .View.FullScreen = True Then
.View.FullScreen = False
If iZoom > 10 Then
.View.Zoom = iZoom
End If
Else
.View.FullScreen = True
iZoom = .View.Zoom
.View.Zoom.PageFit = wdPageFitTextFit
End If
End With
End Sub

Note you need to press Esc to close the Full Screen view. However, if you
use ESC your Zoom setting will remain the same as it was when you switched
to Full Screen. You may want to assign a keyboard shortcut to the macro so
you can run the same macro to toggle between Full Screen and your previous
view along with the Zoom setting.

If you don't know how to use the macro provided in the post:
- Copy the lines/code between Sub FullScreenView and End Sub
- In Word, on the View tab, click the Macros button. (If you click the arrow
below Macros, click View Macros)
- In the Macro Name text box type: FullScreenView (Make sure you do not
include spaces)
- Make sure the "Macros in" list reflects "All active templates and
documents"
- Click "Create"
- The Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) Editor will open. Paste the
previously copied code between Sub FullScreenView and End Sub
- Copy the first line: Private iZoom As Integer from this post
- In the VBA Editor, place your insertion point at the top of the module
(the white page that contains your macro) and paste the copied line. (Note
if you see Option Explicit at the top then paste the line below it.)
- Click the Save button to save your changes.
- Click the Close button in the upper right corner to close the VBA Editor.

To assign a keyboard shortcut:
- Right-click your Quick Access Toolbar (QAT) and then click "Customize QAT"
- Location the option for Keyboard shortcuts near the bottom and then click
"Customize"
- In the Categories list, select Macros (near the bottom of the list)
- Select the FullScreenView macro on the right
- In the "Press new keyboard shortcut" text box, press your desired keyboard
shortcut on the keyboard. For example if you want to use Ctrl+Alt+S then
just press those keys on the keyboard.
- Click Assign.
- Click Close to close the Customize Keyboard Shortcut dialog box.

If you also want to add the macro to the Quick Access Toolbar, the don't
close the Options dialog box and use these steps:
- From the "Choose Commands From" list, select "Macros"
- Select the FullScreenView macro and then click Add to add it to your QAT.
- After it's been added you can use the Move Up/Move Down buttons on the
right to change its order or use the Modify button near the bottom to assign
a different icon and change the ScreenTip text.

When you are finished, close the Options dialog box.

~Beth Melton
Microsoft Office MVP
 
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Doug Robbins - Word MVP

I do not believe that you can make it fit to width. The size is based on
displaying two pages at a time.

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Hope this helps,

Doug Robbins - Word MVP

Please reply only to the newsgroups unless you wish to obtain my services on
a paid professional basis.
 
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Frank A.

I do not believe that you can make it fit to width. The size is based
on displaying two pages at a time.

OK - so much for that. Looks like I'll just toggle Full Screen (Alt_V_U)
back and forth. Its a good, efficient and practical solution. Hurrah for
Usenet! :) Thanks people. We would all be less productive without you.
 
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Frank A.

Beth, how about Alt_V_U? And Escape to cancel. Takes about a
millisecond. Already implemented.
 
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Beth Melton

Oh yeah, the old Word 2003 accelerator does still work. I seem to forget
about those. It doesn't appear to make it fit to your screen width, though,
and I accommodated that for you in my macro.

But I'm glad to hear you found something that works for you. :)

~Beth Melton
Microsoft Office MVP
 

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