making the default MS Word document bigger when opening?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Imola Ghost, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. Imola Ghost macrumors 65816

    Mar 21, 2009
    I've got a 27" iMac and whenever I open a MS Word document, the dam thing is so small you can read it. So I've got to zoom in to be able to read it.

    Is there a way to make the default size bigger when opening up a word document? I've got 27" of screen room and need/want it to be bigger.
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    Which version of Word are you using? There should a setting to make the default zoom "Fit" - which is what you want. The location of this setting depends on which version of Word you are using.
  3. Kristine macrumors 6502a

    Feb 21, 2005
    Edit the Normal.dotm file.

    Users -> (Your Name) -> Library -> Application Support -> Microsoft -> Office -> User Templates -> Normal.dotm.

    When you save the amended file, save it to your desktop (as a template file), then once Word is closed copy/paste back into the User Templates folder.
  4. Imola Ghost thread starter macrumors 65816

    Mar 21, 2009

    It's 2008 version 12.3.0
  5. coops macrumors regular

    Sep 10, 2009
    Here's a link to a thread i made about how to setup keyboard shortcuts to easily zoom Word (or Excel) to your desired window size, position & text zoom level when you open a document or start a new one :-

    Ignore the rant about Office ;)

    Works fine with Office 2011, which I've upgraded to. 2011 is pretty good, the ribbon is not such a disaster as I feared (and optional or easily collapsible).


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