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till recently when i opened word in windows xp the view was print layout and
the page took up the screen. now when i open a new document in word the
document in miniscule and the typing even smaller. the old documents open
correct.
what setting to i have to check or change
thank you
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Hi there! It sounds like you're having trouble with the default view settings in Microsoft Word. Don't worry, I can help you fix this!

To make the view of your Word document larger, you can adjust the zoom level. Here's how:
  1. Open the document you want to adjust in Microsoft Word.
  2. Look for the zoom slider in the bottom right corner of the screen. It should be next to the page layout buttons.
  3. Click and drag the slider to the right to increase the zoom level. You can also click on the plus sign to increase the zoom level in increments.
  4. Keep adjusting the zoom level until the document is the size you want it to be.

If you want to make this your default view for all new documents, you can adjust the default zoom level. Here's how:
  1. Click on the "File" tab in the top left corner of the screen.
  2. Click on "Options" at the bottom of the left-hand menu.
  3. Click on "Advanced" in the left-hand menu.
  4. Scroll down to the "Display" section.
  5. Look for the "Zoom" heading and adjust the percentage to the level you want.
  6. Click "OK" to save your changes.

That should do it! Let me know if you have any other questions or if there's anything else I can help you with.
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imat wrote:
till recently when i opened word in windows xp the view was print
layout and the page took up the screen. now when i open a new
document in word the document in miniscule and the typing even
smaller. the old documents open correct.
what setting to i have to check or change
thank you


See http://www.word.mvps.org/FAQs/Genera...iewAndZoom.htm for
instructions.

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maybe i wasn't clear. i know how to change the normal.dot. but i don't know
how to make the change i need. i want to open a new document so it fills the
whole screen. right now the whole ruler of 7" across takes up only 2 inches
and it leaves a gray background. how do i make it so the ruler goes across
the whole screen?
thanks

"Jay Freedman" wrote:

imat wrote:
till recently when i opened word in windows xp the view was print
layout and the page took up the screen. now when i open a new
document in word the document in miniscule and the typing even
smaller. the old documents open correct.
what setting to i have to check or change
thank you


See http://www.word.mvps.org/FAQs/Genera...iewAndZoom.htm for
instructions.

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Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org
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What is the current Zoom ratio?

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"imat" wrote in message
...
maybe i wasn't clear. i know how to change the normal.dot. but i don't
know
how to make the change i need. i want to open a new document so it fills
the
whole screen. right now the whole ruler of 7" across takes up only 2
inches
and it leaves a gray background. how do i make it so the ruler goes across
the whole screen?
thanks

"Jay Freedman" wrote:

imat wrote:
till recently when i opened word in windows xp the view was print
layout and the page took up the screen. now when i open a new
document in word the document in miniscule and the typing even
smaller. the old documents open correct.
what setting to i have to check or change
thank you


See http://www.word.mvps.org/FAQs/Genera...iewAndZoom.htm for
instructions.

--
Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup
so
all may benefit.







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thank you . that did the trick!

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

What is the current Zoom ratio?

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Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

"imat" wrote in message
...
maybe i wasn't clear. i know how to change the normal.dot. but i don't
know
how to make the change i need. i want to open a new document so it fills
the
whole screen. right now the whole ruler of 7" across takes up only 2
inches
and it leaves a gray background. how do i make it so the ruler goes across
the whole screen?
thanks

"Jay Freedman" wrote:

imat wrote:
till recently when i opened word in windows xp the view was print
layout and the page took up the screen. now when i open a new
document in word the document in miniscule and the typing even
smaller. the old documents open correct.
what setting to i have to check or change
thank you

See http://www.word.mvps.org/FAQs/Genera...iewAndZoom.htm for
instructions.

--
Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup
so
all may benefit.






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Originally Posted by imat View Post
till recently when i opened word in windows xp the view was print layout and
the page took up the screen. now when i open a new document in word the
document in miniscule and the typing even smaller. the old documents open
correct.
what setting to i have to check or change
thank you
I think this page answers your question. Hope it helps someone else as well.
http://www.solveyourtech.com/make-wo...een-word-2013/

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