Microsoft Office to small on the my Mac book

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  1. billy crash macrumors newbie

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    I know you are pretty tired of another windows convert asking for help, but please. I gave up my windows because of Vista (thanks Bill for pushing away)and and love my mac book. But wern I work with MS office, word or excel on windows it is viewed larger but when I view on my mac it is smaller. Everything is the same font, screen size, etc. Any help is appreciated.
     
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  3. McGiord macrumors 601

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    Smaller in your screen or in the outcome of the document?
    What application are you using?
    Are you using the same screen resolution on both machines?
    If you use word read feature the documents will look different.
     
  4. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus

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    Sounds like you need to adjust the zoom. Do you see the "100%" in Excel in the upper tool bar? Select 125% or 150%
     
  5. billy crash thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Better explanation...I hope

    Sorry I didn't explain better. I have an excel document that I use at work and at home. When I view this document on my macbook it is smaller that on a windows machine. My friend put the document on his mac book that runs windows on VM and the document view was normal on windows and small on the macbook. The fonts are the same, both were set to view at 100%. This happens with word also.
     
  6. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    If the window is smaller, just enlarge it by dragging the corner.
     
  7. billy crash thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Wish it was that simple.

    Wish it was that simple. But I did try that. The appearace is smaller, and yes I can enlarge to 150% etc etc. But that makes no sense to do these things every time when they should be the same. I did try this on my daughters macbook and the same thing happens. must be something between the mac and office.
     
  8. juanster macrumors 68020

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    ye sit probably is a mac thing, or a macbook thing? i dunno maybe becaus eteh screen it's smaller? doesn't make much sense to me but im not sure, maybe ther eis a way to set it so that it alway open at 125% or somehting?...
     
  9. McGiord macrumors 601

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    Once again: what is the screen resolution that you use in your MacBook vs the screen resolution in Windows?
     
  10. mojohanna macrumors 6502a

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    It doesn't make sense, but that is the way it is for some reason. I have noticed that on Office X. Particularly if I use a doc created on the windows version of office. The easy fix is to change the zoom to 125 or 150%. Either that or change the resolution of your screen.
     
  11. kwissylawrencek macrumors member

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    It sounds like your talking about maximizing the window. You cannot maximise most windows on macs. You have to instead drag the window larger.
    If this isn't what you are talking about, why not upload a screen capture. Press Cmd+Shift+3 to take a screen capture.
     
  12. billy crash thread starter macrumors newbie

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    the resolution is the same on both Mac and Windows 1280 X 800
     
  13. maccompaq macrumors 65816

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    That is exactly my experience. Both my monitors are the same size and type and set to the same resolution. When I display the Word document from Windows XP on my Mac with Leopard, Word 2008 displays the image smaller as if I am using a smaller font size. Both computers are set to display 100%, the font names and size are the same on both computers. I have to set the Mac to 125% to make it about the same size as the Windows display. It is only a little inconvenient, but I can live with it.
     
  14. billy crash thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I shouldnt have to increase the view/zoom everytime and I shouldn 't need a magnifier to see the document at 100%. I think the best bet for me is to take this to the apple store. I can't explain it well enough. But I do appreciate your help. ;)

    Cheers

    Billy C
     
  15. juanster macrumors 68020

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    yeah, but well billy, it seems it's office in the mac thatd oe sthis, by all means take it to teh apple store and see what they say but now i think it's a software thing, since many peopel are experiencing the exact same thing on same situation
     
  16. Yvan256 macrumors 601

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    Couldn't it be the default system font point size difference between Windows and Mac OS X? (i.e. the default is 16pt on Windows and 12pt on Mac OS X, or something like that).
     
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  18. Fuchal macrumors 68020

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    Here is your answer.

    From: http://home.clara.net/rfwilmut/about/fonts.html
     

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