Add Full Screen View to De-Clutter Your Workspace in Word

If you’ve ever opened a Word document and found yourself too distracted by a thicket of rulers, menus, status bars, and ribbons to concentrate fully on the text, Full Screen view might be for you. It strips out most of the extraneous distractions from your view so that the document takes up – as the name suggests – the full screen.

The Full Screen view is easy to find in Word 2003. Just go to the View menu and select Full Screen. To go back to the regular view, go back to the menu and uncheck Full Screen.

In Word 2007, you might be tripped up if you to go the View menu and select Full Screen Reading. Full Screen Reading is NOT the same thing as Full Screen View – you can’t actually edit the document in Full Screen Reading mode.

To access the Full Screen View, you’ll first have to add Full Screen View to the Quick Access Toolbar. Once it’s installed, you’ll be able to just click that button.
Here’s how to add Full Screen View to the Quick Access Toolbar:

  1. Click the drop-down arrow to the right of the Quick Access Toolbar and select More Commands.
  2. Go to Choose commands from and select Commands Not in the Ribbon.
  3. Select Toggle Full Screen View. Click Add, then click OK.
  4. And you’re done! The Full Screen View has been added to the Quick Access Toolbar, and you can easily switch to Full Screen whenever you want.
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