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There may be times when you want to see as much of your document as possible. You can quickly maximize your document to replace virtually everything else on your screen by choosing Full Screen from the View menu. When you are done working with Word in this manner, click on the on-screen button to restore the regular Word view, or simply press the Esc key.
In addition, if you move the mouse cursor off the top of the screen when viewing your document in full-screen mode, then the menu bar appears and you can use it to manipulate your document.
WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (1028) applies to Microsoft Word 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003.
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