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Old 03-24-2010, 04:58 AM
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I don't like the two page view and want to change it to single. When I change it to single page from the ribbon menu I then find the zoom is set to 70% which is much too small for me. If I change the zoom to 100% it goes back to the 2 page view.

So how do view single page and keep the zoom to 100% ?
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Old 03-24-2010, 03:33 PM
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Word puts as many pages side by side as it can fit depending on the zoom you have chosen.
I don't know how you can get two pages on your screen at 100% but only one at 70% - this doesn't make sense to me. Perhaps you should just set your view to 100% zoom and then make the window narrower.
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Old 03-28-2010, 04:11 AM
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It is true I can make the window smaller which is hardly convinient and means having to resize the window every time I opened word. The situation has got worse now that I find 3 pages crammed onto one page and yet can hardly read the text.

This surely must be a bug? Surely the developers are not intending to force the number of pages we view on a page? As it is I have already had to pay extra for software that will allow me to customise the ribbon bar, am I now expected to look for software so I can see what I am typing ?
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Old 03-28-2010, 02:44 PM
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Delboy

I don't understand what is going wrong with your version of Word 2007 but you are not explaining the problem particularly well. "3 pages crammed into one page" is not helping us visualise what is on your screen. Your initial description sounded a little like you were changing the document view rather than the zoom but again it isn't fully clear. Each document view can have a different zoom associated with it so that is the only case I can think of where you could "increase the zoom" and actually see more pages.

The One Page/Two Pages buttons on the View tab don't actually specify a particular zoom value - the zoom you get depends on the size of your window. I don't find these buttons useful and would suggest you don't use them as they artificially constrain the pages you would see on screen if you then modify the zoom.

Instead, first hit the 100% button in the View>Zoom area THEN use the zoom slider in the bottom right of the window. In Print Layout when you use the slider - if you reduce the zoom percentage then the number of pages that fit the screen will increase. Moving the slider to the right will increase the zoom and reduce the number of pages you see.

FWIW, the next version of Word has the ribbon customisation built-in but I haven't used it yet so don't know how it goes. In any case, I find that editing the ribbon directly with the free Office 2007 Custom UI Editor is workable but can be slow to learn.
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Old 03-30-2010, 02:37 AM
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Office 2007 have this facility. You go to file menu and click on print and check the print preview. Check what you want.

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Old 03-30-2010, 04:47 AM
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Sorry I should have said 3 pages crammed into one window. What I want is simple. I just want to view one page at a time and I want the zoom to he 100%. As far as I can see I am no longer given that choice.
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Old 04-02-2010, 02:56 PM
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I also don't like the multi-page view when editing. But I don't know what's going on with your Word 2007. On my version, if I press 100% view, I automatically get a single page view. I can make a multi-page view, but I can't make it stay in multi-page view at 100% even when I try.

Have you tried selecting View from the ribbon menu, and One-Page from the zoom tab?
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Old 04-02-2010, 03:27 PM
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believe me I have tried everything but like I say, if I view 100% it always goes to two pages. Maybe it is due to my monitor size so as it is 21 inch

I have by luck found a workaround though and that is on the slider to set it to anything above 101 % and then I regain control and have one page.

Definately seems like a bug to me
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Old 04-08-2010, 01:17 PM
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Has this issue been sorted Del Boy I've got exactly the same problem but only in 1 document sent from a user of Word 2003.

Problem is its a 58K word book, I need to view at 'One Page' at '100%' like i can with all my other documents.

Any advice you can give would be much appreciated.

Thanks
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Old 04-08-2010, 01:24 PM
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Yes as I mentioned in my last post you can get around it by using the slide zoomer on the bottom left of the screen and pushing that up. I find that anything from 101% and up leaves the view at one page.
This is definately a bug because I am no trying the office 2010 beta and it seems to have been fixed in that.
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Old 04-08-2010, 01:48 PM
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As I have a widescreen it only works from 130% and up.

I'll change my screen resolution and that should do it for me based on your findings.

Thanks for the fast response db.
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Old 04-14-2011, 06:47 AM
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Delboy, I know EXACTLY what you are talking about. I.T. put a new computer in my office with a new monitor. I want to be able to SEE one page that looks like an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper both when I am composing messages as well as reading messages that are sent to me. I just want it to look like ONE sheet of paper on a blue background. Instead, if I zoom to 100%, it opens 2 pages. I have tried to zoom first, then set one page view, as well as the reverse. It is so annoying I do not know what to do. There has to be a way of using Word to view and compose as if it were simply one page!
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Old 04-14-2011, 02:29 PM
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Go to Zoom, click on the 'Many Pages' icon, choose a one-page display, then set the zoom level to whatever you want.
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Old 04-15-2011, 05:40 AM
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Macropod - thank you. That worked for composing a document, so I have high hopes that it will also work when somebody e-mails a Word document to me. I think the "many pages" icon may have been the missing piece of the puzzle. Is there any way to make a one-page view "stick" as a default view in Word preferences? Thanks again for your assistance.
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Old 04-15-2011, 06:13 AM
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Hi tpacheco,
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Is there any way to make a one-page view "stick" as a default view in Word preferences?
You can go close - the following macro sets a number of display options for any document as it is opened. You can change the various parameters, including addig/deleting where appropriate. To use it, simply add it to Word's 'Normal' template.
Code:
Sub AutoOpen()
With ActiveWindow
  'Force Print Preview mode
  If .View.SplitSpecial = wdPaneNone Then
    .ActivePane.View.Type = wdPrintView
  Else
    .View.Type = wdPrintView
  End If
  'Resizes to 125% and 1 page viewed
  With .ActivePane.View.Zoom
    .PageColumns = 1
    .Percentage = 125
  End With
  'Displays the Document Path in the Title Bar
  .Caption = ActiveDocument.FullName
End With
End Sub
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