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

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by wmth99, Dec 25, 2015.

  1. wmth99 macrumors newbie

    Dec 25, 2015
    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


    Feb 17, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    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

    Mar 21, 2014
    Portland / Seattle
    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.

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