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Old 02-25-2013, 10:00 AM
gopher_everett gopher_everett is offline Change the right margin setting in MS Word Outline view Windows 7 64bit Change the right margin setting in MS Word Outline view Office 2007
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Hello,

When working in Outline view in MS Word (2010), is it possible to change the right margin setting? I'm not referring to:



Page Layout menu > Margins settings,

but to the length of text allowed in a given line before a new line insert (wrap text) occurs.

There is a lot of empty white real estate present to the right of the text which I would really like to utilize but I cannot locate anywhere to change the default setting. Also, the ruler is apparently disabled in Outline view.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Old 02-25-2013, 10:34 AM
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To my knowledge, your margins are based upon how they are set in the normal (Print Layout) view...not upon the optional document views. With that in mind, the 'white space' you speak of cannot be used.

As you noted, the ruler is disabled in the Outline view. However, the "Draft" view does illustrate the ruler enabled and gives you the same basic view as the Outline view.
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Old 02-28-2013, 04:30 PM
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Thanks for the responses.

I found this solution in another forum which, although not exactly what I was after, does eliminate the right margin emptiness:

File > Options > Advanced > Show document content > Show text wrapped within the document window


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...the "Draft" view does illustrate the ruler enabled and gives you the same basic view as the Outline view.
How can you say that Draft view "gives you the same basic view as the Outline view"? I wonder if I am not using the views correctly because it seems to me that much is lost when not in Outline view. For example:

Levels indented
Content can easily be collapsed and expanded
All headings at a given level can easily be viewed simultaneously
Large sections can easily be relocated
etc.

As far as I know, all of that is lost in switching to Draft view or any other view. In fact, I can't remember ever using Draft view. I'm either in Outline (most of the time) or Print Layout view, thus my comment regarding if I am not using or understanding views correctly.

Thanks again.
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Old 03-01-2013, 05:19 AM
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I found this solution in another forum which, although not exactly what I was after, does eliminate the right margin emptiness:

File > Options > Advanced > Show document content > Show text wrapped within the document window
Yes, that would work. But, you can get the same display using the "Web Layout" view without going through that process.

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How can you say that Draft view "gives you the same basic view as the Outline view"?
Because it does. Open any document and and observe each view offered in the "Document Views" portion of the 'View' ribbon. (You did say that you are using 2010 didn't you?)
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