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Old June 6th, 2010, 02:49 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.newusers
Sesquipedalian Sam
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Default Full screen mode for just the document?

Is there any way to detach the document pane from the rest of the Word
window and size it independently?

My screen is landscape (wider than tall) and most of my document are
portrait. With Word 2003, I was able to detach most of the toolbars
and either let them float or attach them to the sides to free up
vertical real estate.

In XP, the toolbars are replaced by the ribbon, which takes up even
more vertical space. I know that I can minimize the ribbon (Ctrl+F1),
but I don't believe I can detach it.

Being able to detach the Document pane to a separate floating /
sizable window with the absolute minimum of borders would help a lot.
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Old June 6th, 2010, 03:07 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.newusers
Graham Mayor
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Default Full screen mode for just the document?

No, but if it helps many display drivers allow the screen to be rotated
through 90 degrees. You could always put your monitor on its side? The
mounting of the flat screen monitor may even allow for that.

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Is there any way to detach the document pane from the rest of the Word
window and size it independently?

My screen is landscape (wider than tall) and most of my document are
portrait. With Word 2003, I was able to detach most of the toolbars
and either let them float or attach them to the sides to free up
vertical real estate.

In XP, the toolbars are replaced by the ribbon, which takes up even
more vertical space. I know that I can minimize the ribbon (Ctrl+F1),
but I don't believe I can detach it.

Being able to detach the Document pane to a separate floating /
sizable window with the absolute minimum of borders would help a lot.



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Old June 6th, 2010, 04:01 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.newusers
Sesquipedalian Sam
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Default Full screen mode for just the document?

On Sun, 6 Jun 2010 17:07:01 +0300, "Graham Mayor"
wrote:

No, but if it helps many display drivers allow the screen to be rotated
through 90 degrees. You could always put your monitor on its side? The
mounting of the flat screen monitor may even allow for that.


I do most of my work on a laptop with a very wide screen.

I have been meaning to look into a separate monitor, especially one
with the rotate feature, but just keep procrastinating. It seems like
any little upgrade / change costs me at least a few days of
productivily.

I guess I should switch to a Mac. I just read that Apple passed MSFT
in market capitilization.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-501465_1...24-501465.html

MSFT has lost its way and is now cannabalizing its user community.
 




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