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Windows 7: Word 2010: how do I change default viewing zoom of document?

16 Sep 2011   #21
maklbacon

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/209160


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16 Sep 2011   #22
maklbacon

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
complete file

Attribute VB_Name = "NewMacros"

Sub AutoOpen()
On Error GoTo ErrHandler
ActiveWindow.View.Type = 3 'print layout
ActiveWindow.View.Zoom.Percentage = 110
Exit Sub
ErrHandler:
If Err <> 0 Then
Err.Clear
Resume Next
End If
End Sub

Sub AutoNew()
On Error GoTo ErrHandler
ActiveWindow.View.Type = 3 'print layout
ActiveWindow.View.Zoom.Percentage = 110
Exit Sub
ErrHandler:
If Err <> 0 Then
Err.Clear
Resume Next
End If
End Sub
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17 May 2012   #23
norexx

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Sorry if I don't sound especially grateful to the moderators who supplied the macro-based work-around, but...

Why is it necessary to go through so many steps to make such a simple change to a Word default setting? Wouldn't a simple Preferences checkbox make a lot more sense that having to go through complicated macro somersaults to get the result you want?

(Yes, I know, Microsoft's product design philosophy seems to be "if you can make them do it in 20 steps, why let them do it in 1?")
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11 Jul 2012   #24
ajeffrey

windows professional x64
 
 
I could not agree more

While many people may enjoy macros - I don't.
All I want is a simple way to set the default zoom size.
Surely that is a job for microsoft - not me.
Having visited many sites on which people wrestle with the problem is there no way of contacting microsoft programmers directly?


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by norexx View Post
Sorry if I don't sound especially grateful to the moderators who supplied the macro-based work-around, but...

Why is it necessary to go through so many steps to make such a simple change to a Word default setting? Wouldn't a simple Preferences checkbox make a lot more sense that having to go through complicated macro somersaults to get the result you want?

(Yes, I know, Microsoft's product design philosophy seems to be "if you can make them do it in 20 steps, why let them do it in 1?")
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05 Sep 2012   #25
ohgreen

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ajeffrey View Post
While many people may enjoy macros - I don't.
All I want is a simple way to set the default zoom size.
Surely that is a job for microsoft - not me.
I'd agreed with you to an extent, there's also the saying "can't please everyone". You can't expect Microsoft to provide a tickbox in settings for every layout ever thought of by one of their customers.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ajeffrey View Post
Having visited many sites on which people wrestle with the problem is there no way of contacting microsoft programmers directly?
Ridiculous idea, there isn't just a team of 3 programmers in Microsoft creating the Office package who are also available to check their emails to see if they can implement the millions upon millions of requests they receive.
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