making the default MS Word document bigger when opening?

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  1. Imola Ghost macrumors 65816

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    It's 2008 version 12.3.0
     
  5. coops macrumors regular

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    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 :-

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=826047&highlight=

    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).


    Coops
     

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