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Windows 7: Screen Size problems

24 Nov 2013   #1

Windows 7 64bit
Screen Size problems


I use Firefox, and it's page fits on my Desktop quite well when it opens.

Also, I can move it around by grabbing the bar on the top. And can re-size O.K. when I want.

But for my MS WORD and Excel, they open up and totally take up the entire visible screen.
Also, I cannot do any dragging by trying to grab the top bar.

If I go to minimize by clicking on the "-" button on the top right, the screen totally disappears.

Any thoughts on how to have Word and Excel, and a few others, just open up so that they don't take up all
the real estate, and that I can re-size, and also how to be able to grab them to move around
and re-position ?


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24 Nov 2013   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x86

i think it's won't work but...
Right Click Shortcut=>Properties=>Shortcut=>Run: Normal Window
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24 Nov 2013   #3

Win 7 x64

Next time you open Word or Excel, double click on the Title Bar, this toggles between full screen and the re-sizable window.
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24 Nov 2013   #4

Windows 10 Pro

IF your using office 2013 you might be in read mode.

To exit read mode:

Turn off reading layout view

Do one of the following:

Return to print layout or normal view: On the Reading Layout toolbar, click Close Button image.
NOTE You can also press ESC or ALT+C to exit reading layout view.

Prevent reading layout view from opening automatically when you receive a Word document in e-mail: On the Tools menu, click Options, click the General tab, and then clear the Allow starting in Reading Layout check box.
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