Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. If you are using a later version (Word 2007 or later), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for later versions of Word, click here: Page Layout Zoom Settings.
by Allen Wyatt
(last updated December 24, 2012)
You may have noticed that when you are using Print Layout view, Word can change magnification levels (the zoom setting) automatically. There are a couple of rules of thumb to remember in regards to the zoom settings:
You should note, as well, that you should check the zoom setting in your Normal.dot template file. This can also have an effect on newly created files. Open Normal.dot, set the zoom setting for Print Layout view, and then save the file again.
WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (378) applies to Microsoft Word 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. You can find a version of this tip for the ribbon interface of Word (Word 2007 and later) here: Page Layout Zoom Settings.
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