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Fit to page in Word

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)' started by flex22, Sep 6, 2003.

  1. flex22

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    I know this sounds really simple but I can't seem to find how to fit the text to page in MS Word.

    I asked on another site how to do this in Abode Acrobat and it was Ctrl + A/O I forget now.

    If anyone knows how it's done in Word then please tell us coz it's doin me 'ed in.

    Ta.
     
  2. Luton Bee

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    From your document go file > Print Preview the click the shrink to fit button on the print preview toolbar.

    HTH
     
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  3. flex22

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    Sorry, I should explain further.

    Thanks for the explanation.

    The problem with that is that the words are now too small to read.If I magnify the words then I have to scroll down to see the whole page.

    What I need is to be able to read the whole document without scrolling down.I want to be able to read the document and only have to hit the next page button, not the scroll button, without missing any of the text out.

    If I just hit the next page button now, then I miss all the data at the bottom f the page.

    This is now a better explanation of what I need to achieve.

    Thankyou.
     
  4. flex22

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    One other thing.

    How do you get rid of that *#*$&* paper clip :x :x :x
     
  5. Luton Bee

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    To get rid of Clippit or to change him for a pussycat or any of the other bits, alternate click and select options then choose to mot use the office assistant.

    With regard to the page size problem, have you tried changing the % view to page width then using the arrow keys to move down the page?
     
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  6. flex22

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    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh now when I click Print Preview it shows 5 pages instead of 1.

    I got rid of the paperclip but as for the page width, how do I do that.

    Oooh, I wasn't made for this *$£*

    Deep breaths flex, deep breaths.
     
  7. Luton Bee

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    Use my first answer to you initial problem to shrink the pages back to 1, assuming ther is nothing in pages 2-5 and that has to include carriage returns.
     
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  8. Rosy
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    Maybe you should just try a bigger monitor! :D

    Seriously, have you got this sorted out now Flex?
     
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  9. Jakamoko
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    So that's what they teach you in the MOS Master then :?: :hammert
     
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  10. Luton Bee

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    I thought size didn't matter? :lol:
     
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  11. flex22

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    Well I haven't forgotten about this, I've just been busy with other stuff.

    I've installed Word onto my laptop which has a 17" viewable screen, whereas my old computer has 15" viewable.

    I can now see the words in the document on the print preview setting, however they are still quite small.Another problem is that when diagrams are shown (like a snapshot of a desktop), the diagram can't be seen quickly at that size.

    I'll see if I can sort it by messing with the resoultion and that.

    One other query:

    I uninstalled Word from my old computer and then installed it on my laptop.The thing that puzzles me is that when I was uninstalling, I wasn't prompted to install the CD.

    My question is, how does the licensing work.I thought the product was a single user license, therefore how did it know that I had uninstalled the product from my computer, without the CD in the drive during uninstall.

    The computer was connected to the internet at the time of install.Is the licensing configured over the internet?
     
  12. Jakamoko
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    Sorry if I'm wide of the mark here, but your not exactly meant to be able to read a full document in Print Preview - just preview the layout before printing.

    Flex, even tho' you've got a 17" display, what resolution is it set at ? I've got a 14" display, and seldom need to do more than scroll up and down thru' a page a bit.

    Hope you don't mind me asking, but is there any particular reason why you can't scroll up and down ?

    To my mind, Word (and Office in general) is a fabulous product, but it would require nothing short of Alchemy to both fit a full page of A4 on a screen, while still making every word perfectly legible, including images/diagrams.

    My 2€s.
     
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  13. flex22

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    I agree that its a good product.I'm being really fussy here, but I'm just seeing if I can get this to work.

    Yes, there is Jakamoko.It isn't worth going in to, but its to help someone else out who finds it hard to scroll, it's not particuarly for me..Hitting the button just once for a whole page will help them a lot.

    I'll also find it helpful, but it's not mainly for me.

    Thanks!
     
  14. Jakamoko
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    Flex, you didn't mention that before.

    There is always the Magnifier within the Accessibilty options (or Narrator, for that matter)

    If you don't find it (them) under Start>Programs>Accessories, then their not installed (it is an option when installing Windows), then you could use Add/Remove Programs>Windows Components to install from there - you will need the Windows disk for this, tho'

    Hope that helps
     
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  15. flex22

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    Apologies Jakamoko :oops: :oops: :oops:

    I was so convinced that I had the solution that I was only concerned with resolving the solution, instead of explaining myself and considering other options.

    I'll look into the accessibility options.

    It'll be good practice as well.

    Thanks :!:
     
  16. Jakamoko
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    Hey Flex - this is why we're all here :thumbleft

    Keep us informed........... :)
     
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