Viewing Your Document Full-Screen

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated April 4, 2015)

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.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He  is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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