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Windows 7: Word 2007 is blown up.

18 Jun 2011   #1
jshuman

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Word 2007 is blown up.

I am not sure what is going on, but when I open word 2007 it opens like it has been magnified. All of the tabs and even the start bar are huge while the program is running. If I minimize it, the desk top icons are also huge. When I clost the program everything goes back to normal size. I checked and the zoom is at 100% so its not that. None of the other office programs are doing this.


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18 Jun 2011   #2
t-4-2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jshuman View Post
I am not sure what is going on, but when I open word 2007 it opens like it has been magnified. All of the tabs and even the start bar are huge while the program is running. If I minimize it, the desk top icons are also huge. When I clost the program everything goes back to normal size. I checked and the zoom is at 100% so its not that. None of the other office programs are doing this.
Open Word > Office button > bottom right, click Words Options > left column, click Resources > click " Run Microsoft Office Diagnostics "
See if it can help fix the problem.
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20 Jun 2011   #3
jshuman

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I tried that but it turned up no errors.

It is really a strange thing. When I open word, the screen goes black for a second first. It also goes black for a second when I close word.
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20 Jun 2011   #4
Devux

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Sounds like when you launch an Office 2k7 program it is changing the resolution of your display. Not sure why it would be doing this, but to see if that is the case you can check your resolution with Word closed, then open Word, minimize it and check your resolution again. If my theory is correct it will be set much lower.
I will poke around the interwebs and see if anyone else is experiencing this.
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20 Jun 2011   #5
Devux

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Word 2007 changes screen resolution? - Vista Forums

Someone had the same issue with a Vista machine, if you scroll to the last post of this thread it may yield the answer to your problem.
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20 Jun 2011   #6
jshuman

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

That worked! Thank you so much. That is one issue I can check off.
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20 Jun 2011   #7
t-4-2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jshuman View Post
That worked! Thank you so much. That is one issue I can check off.
Nice to know you have sorted it out.

For the benefit of other users who have the same problem, please specify which method solves your problem.
That way, they will know that there is a solution to the problem in this thread.

That you.
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22 Jun 2011   #8
jshuman

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The problem was resolved by unchecking the box that says run in 640 x 256 in the properties dialog box.
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