MS Word: How to make windows even smaller?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by hakuin, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. hakuin macrumors regular

    Jul 30, 2010
    Does anyone know how to reduce the minimum height of project windows in Word to smaller than the apparently fixed minimum?

    The current minimum height only lets me fit two windows vertically on my little MacBook. I would like to view more if possible.
  2. jacg macrumors 6502a


    Jan 16, 2003
    Apparently you are using MS Word wrong. Working on multiple documents on one screen is discouraged by the interface of the latest version. Have you tried hiding the ribbon and toolbar - that saves a lot of space, but unfortunately there's then no way to access most of the functions (unless you're using 2008 or 2004, where you can use the formatting palette).

    Maybe you could use Textedit for your task? Pages also allows you to economise on user interface clutter and have multiple windows open, with the Inspector handy if you need to change anything.
  3. hakuin, Feb 28, 2011
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2011

    hakuin thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 30, 2010
    Thank you. I have hidden the ribbon and have a single custom toolbar along the top of the screen with all the functions I ever really need. And yet, the height windows are fixed to is still too small.

    Pages also seems to fix the smallest window height. But wait, NeoOffice doesn't! So there may be hope on that horizon... I'd love to use text edit, but I need it to support comments and making the making of tables easy. One hundred gratitudes for the response.

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