Word for Mac 2016 - how open doc/window bigger?

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  1. wmth99 macrumors newbie

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    Just downloaded new 2016 Office and when open Word docs, the window opens too small. I don't want to hit the green button to maximize and fill whole screen because then you can't stack multiple windows. Is there a way to set default to open bigger like before? I'm on Macbook El Capitan 10.11, thanks.
     
  2. chscag macrumors 68030

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    Did you try dragging and expanding the window? I don't know if that will reset the normal.dotm file or not but give it a try and see if it will change the default. I don't have a problem with it since it displayed OK (same as Word 2011) on my 27" iMac.
     
  3. campyguy macrumors 68040

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    One, Word generally recalls the previous Window configuration - create a new Blank Document, configure it the way and in the location you prefer, then Close the Window - your next Blank Document *should* resemble the previous document.

    Two. Option-Click on the Green Button; "Click" generally leads to a Full Screen Window, and Option-Click executes the Window>Zoom Command. Three, execute the Window>Zoom Command from your Mac's Menu Bar. In either of these two instances, I recommend closing that new Blank Document, with the same rationale - Word should recall the last Window configuration of the New Blank Document you created and closed.
     
  4. imom macrumors regular

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    Word (v.16.25) is driving me crazy with this issue – every new window is 1/4 of the screen size, no matter what I do.

    Opening a new document, resizing it, saving it, then opening a new document doesn't help – the new document is still 1/4 of the screen size. Even saving over the template with a new template with the desired window size doesn't change anything.

    Removing all templates and restarting Word doesn't change anything.

    Any other ideas?
     
  5. chscag macrumors 68030

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    It's a bug. Microsoft has already admitted to it and will fix it in the next update which should be forthcoming soon. By the way, the bug only affects *.docx documents. It does not affect older *.doc documents.
     
  6. goslowjoe macrumors regular

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    I get the Office Fast Insider builds and Microsoft has already started addressing the issue, although it is not yet perfect. With build 16.26 (19052000) the startup window is now much larger than a few days ago, at least for me, but still does not fill the screen, even if you drag it to fill the available space, quit and then restart. On my MacBook Pro it now fills about 95% of the screen and on the iMac about 30%.

    I just downloaded build 19052200 but there is no further improvement. Of course, I fail to understand how something that worked before would be broken in an update.
     
  7. chscag macrumors 68030

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    Apparently, you're not familiar with Microsoft. How many times in Windows have we seen an update that totally breaks everything? :mad:
     
  8. goslowjoe macrumors regular

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    I am very much familiar with Microsoft - the remark I made is supposed to be tongue in cheek. ;)
     
  9. imom macrumors regular

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    Great news, thanks
     
  10. happyslayer macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, this issue has been driving me crazy for the last hour, trying to fix this issue for my parents' 27" iMac. Glad I found this, so I can quit trying to fix it. Thanks!
     

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