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  • If I hit one page view, the text gets scrunched down to a hard to read level.  If I hit 100% zoom I see two pages.  What I'd like to do is see the document in 100% and then simply keep scrolling down.  It seems like Word 2007 really forces you into a devil's choice:  two pages side-by-side, or a zoom to an unreadable level to completely fit one page on the screen.  Again, what I'd like to get is as much of one page as possible (and only one page), and 100% zoom.  Thanks.
    Tuesday, December 7, 2010 8:25 PM

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  • Hi Bob,

    Seeing two pages at 100% zoom implies a very high-res monitor. On my system (1366*766 screen) , even as little as 80% zoom still only displays the content from one page. On your system, it seems you might need to use more than 100% zoom. You can choose the zoom level in increments of 1%. I'd suggest trying 125% as a starting point.


    Cheers

    macropod MS MVP - Word


    • Edited by macropodMVP Monday, January 16, 2017 8:04 PM
    Tuesday, December 7, 2010 10:08 PM
  • This issue was recently beaten to death (again!) in the thread at
    http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/officeprog/thread/8864252c-da9d-4b34-8ad0-1face3a45fef

    If you want to keep exactly 100% zoom, and it's currently showing you two pages at a time, reduce the width of the Word window (change it from maximized to restored if necessary) until only one page
    appears.


    Jay Freedman
    MS Word MVP  FAQ: http://word.mvps.org
    • Marked as answer by Bob Harford Wednesday, December 8, 2010 2:24 PM
    Wednesday, December 8, 2010 1:56 AM
  • Thanks Jay, adjusted my Word window to a smaller size and all is well.

     

    --Bob

    Wednesday, December 8, 2010 2:24 PM
  • Why are the developers unwilling to implement a solution to this problem, and instead just telling us helpless users to live with a workaround? All it takes is to push a non-critical update through Microsoft Update to fix this for everybody.

    I'm pretty sure you have a big team of developers working on developing Microsoft Word. If I can think of all the possible solutions below just by myself, why can't that whole team come up with something ever better? Seriously?

    1. Either: Provide a new option under Word Options > Display > Page display options that says "Prefer displaying single page in Print Layout view." with an information tooltip (i) that says "Word prefers displaying two or more pages in a row if the zoom level and the width of its window allows it. Turn on this option to force Word to always display a single page per row at any zoom level, regardless of available width." 
      - The next solution may be better than this as at low zoom levels the small unreadable pages will be displayed as a continuous string instead of a grid.
      - You may even include a checkbox on the Ribbon to easily toggle this.

    2. Or: Provide a new option under Word Options > Display > Page display options that says "Prefer displaying one page instead of two pages in Print Layout view." with an information tooltip (i) that says "Word prefers displaying two or more pages in a row if the zoom level and the width of Word's window allows it. Turn on this option to force Word to display a single page at zoom levels where normally two pages are displayed side by side in a row. This option is most useful if you have a widescreen monitor, and it will not affect zoom levels where three or more pages can be displayed in a row."
      - This means when the zoom level is small enough to allow three or more pages on a row, Word reverts to normal behavior (but two pages must always be shown as one page).
      - You may even include a checkbox on the Ribbon to easily toggle this.

    3. Or: In the Zoom section of View tab of the Ribbon, make One Page and Two Pages buttons behave as toggle buttons. When "One Page" is toggled on, always display one page no matter what the zoom level. When "Two Pages" is toggled on, always display two pages unless the zoom gets too big. When both are toggled off, use normal behavior. 
      - Of course, don't allow both to be toggled on at same time.

    If Microsoft ever puts me in the dev team of Word, I'm telling you a LOT of things will change. For starters, I'll listen to user suggestions and attempt to implement the good bunch instead of throwing workarounds at them and telling them to live with it. Of course, that's not gonna happen coz I don't know why manholes are round and not square!

    Saturday, February 18, 2012 3:45 AM
  • Note that the vast majority of people posting here do not represent Microsoft. You can post suggestions for Office here: https://feedback.office.microsoft.com/default.aspx.

    Stefan Blom, Microsoft Word MVP
    Tuesday, February 21, 2012 7:29 PM
  • Manholes are round so they will not be able to fall through the hole.  Square ones can be turned and fall through
    Tuesday, February 28, 2012 4:25 PM
  • Thanks, I have sent them a link to this topic. Let's see if they take notice.

    PS: I thought "Microsoft Word MVP" means you're working on the software dev team of Microsoft Word. Sorry if that's not the case.


    SuperUser!

    Wednesday, February 29, 2012 4:11 PM
  • Of course, I knew that... haha. I was satiring on the famous Microsoft interview question.

    SuperUser!

    Wednesday, February 29, 2012 4:12 PM
  • "ADTC" wrote in message news:40edc309-2121-4f37-bbe5-75dba82e7bbf@communitybridge.codeplex.com...
    PS: I thought "Microsoft Word MVP" means you're working on the software dev team of Microsoft Word. Sorry if that's not the case.
     
     
    No, no, MVPs are not employed by Microsoft. For more on the MVP award, see https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/gp/mvpfaqs.

    Stefan Blom, Microsoft Word MVP
    Wednesday, February 29, 2012 6:55 PM
  • On the View tab, hit the One Page button. Then instead of using the zoom control on the bottom right corner, press Control key (hold it) and then use your mouse's wheel to adjust the zoom level. You will see Word zooming the page while keeping the single page view.
    Monday, April 15, 2013 6:26 AM
  • Ortega23: Thank you for this very helpful answer! This is just what I needed to know!
    Thursday, May 2, 2013 12:52 PM
  • That's silly.

    Manholes covers won't fall through because they are designed with a stepped opening
    and cover that prevents the larger upper part from passing through the smaller lower part.

    Wednesday, October 9, 2013 3:02 PM
  • For what it's worth, Word 2013 does a better job displaying document windows centered on larger monitors, if that helps.

    Stefan Blom, Microsoft Word MVP

    Wednesday, October 9, 2013 5:51 PM
  • On the View tab, hit the One Page button. Then instead of using the zoom control on the bottom right corner, press Control key (hold it) and then use your mouse's wheel to adjust the zoom level. You will see Word zooming the page while keeping the single page view.

    This has been printed and put on my wall!
    Tuesday, January 28, 2014 10:39 AM
  • On the View tab, hit the One Page button. Then instead of using the zoom control on the bottom right corner, press Control key (hold it) and then use your mouse's wheel to adjust the zoom level. You will see Word zooming the page while keeping the single page view.

    This does not work for me. Let me give you the specifics. If I press the One Page button on the ribbon, my document shrinks to 82%. Now if I use Ctrl+MouseWheel, I can change the zoom (by 10% incremenets only). This means I can zoom the page to 102%, and yes, it does remain one page. But you know what? I don't want 102%; I want 100% exactly. So try this: Using the Zoom button, set the zoom to 150% (or whatever will force Word to display only one page due to screen width constraints.) Now start zooming down with Ctrl+MouseWheel. If you have the same experience I do, you'll notice that at a certain point (110% in my case), Word reverts to displaying two pages, and it stays like this when I reach 100%.
    Friday, February 14, 2014 5:38 PM
  • Okay, I just tried one more thing: I minimized the ribbon. Now when I go to One Page, the zoom is set at 90% (instead of the 82% I mentioned in my last post.) Now, when zooming larger, Word kept the display at one page when it reached 100%. So Ctrl+MouseWheel to zoom UP is the only way to get this.

    And that's ridiculous.

    Friday, February 14, 2014 5:41 PM
  • Sharing what I've found - this fix makes me hate word 80% less :)

    I added this as a standalone macro and linked it to a button on the quick access bar. Now one click and the problem is sorted.

    Solution From: answers.microsoft.com/en-us/office/forum/office_xp-word/view-only-one-page-on-the-screen-at-a-time/1e5d7794-99b8-4779-8cca-9cef674ed366

    Graham Mayor replied on September 21, 2010

    .....

    There is however a possible workaround suggested by fellow Word MVP Tony Jollans:

    Save the following code saved in both an autoopen and an autonew macro in the normal template

    With ActiveWindow.ActivePane.View.Zoom
        .PageColumns = 1
        .Percentage = 100 'set percentage as required
    End With

     

    (http://www.gmayor.com/installing_macro.htm  will explain how)

     

    This will set single page view at 100% zoom for every document opened or created.

    http://www.gmayor.com

    • Proposed as answer by Chris_6 Monday, March 31, 2014 5:36 AM
    Monday, March 31, 2014 5:35 AM
  • I know this is an old one, but I have found another (built-in-)solution I did not read anywhere else:

    TOOLBARS!

    You can put toolbars to the left and the right of the Word window, creating less space for the page to be diplayed. If you do not want to use toolbars with buttons, then you can create empty toolbars with:

    View => Toolbars => Customize... => New => OK

    Now you will see a small window, which is your new, empty toolbar. Drag & drop it to the left or the right of the screen (if you put one to the left you should put an additional one to the right to keep the document in the center of the screen).

    Repeat this until only one page is being displayed. I have a resulution of 1920x1080 and I had to create ten toolbars (five on each side) until only one page was shown with 100% zoom.

    You do not need any macros or tricks for this, as the toolbar layout should be saved automatically.

    Thursday, June 26, 2014 1:00 PM
  • I know this is an old one, but I have found another (built-in-)solution I did not read anywhere else:

    TOOLBARS!


    No currently-supported Word version has toolbars, so they are not a solution. The original post concerns Word 2007, which doesn't have them. Neither does Word 2010 or Word 2013.

    Cheers
    Paul Edstein
    [MS MVP - Word]

    Friday, June 27, 2014 9:14 AM
  • I know this is an old one, but I have found another (built-in-)solution I did not read anywhere else:

    TOOLBARS!

    Yeesh!

    As macropod said, not a real solution. Besides, to do the same you can just restore the window and make it narrow. Works on anything that has a window.


    SuperUser!

    Sunday, June 29, 2014 4:00 AM
  • Works like a hot damn!  Although as others have said this should be fixed to behave as expected - click on one page and set zoom using the zoom controls.

    Thanks for posting this,


    Burger2go

    Friday, July 4, 2014 4:51 PM
  • Thanks, ortega23!
    Saturday, July 12, 2014 4:28 PM
  • It's so said that MS people don't understand user needs and suggesting solution that is convenient for MS and not for us. We want to be able to view a single page ad ANY zoom not just 100%.

    Re-sizing window is... how to say it in a polite way, not very convenient at least.

    Sunday, May 24, 2015 12:33 PM
  • when you MS people start thinking USER??? Re-sizing window is NOT A SOLUTION it is a work around. For people who's using MS Word on day to day basis it is just terrible. 
    Sunday, May 24, 2015 12:38 PM
  • agreed 100%
    Sunday, May 24, 2015 12:38 PM
  •  

    Just do Ctrl+F, to bring up the navigation bar. This narrows your widescreen sufficiently enough to ensure that you can see just one page at a zoomed out view.

    -From ICTG33K

    • Proposed as answer by ictg33k Monday, September 14, 2015 9:07 PM
    • Unproposed as answer by ictg33k Monday, September 14, 2015 9:08 PM
    Monday, September 14, 2015 9:07 PM
  • put it on 100 percent, click on web layout and back on print layout.
    • Proposed as answer by kamal chaudhry Monday, January 16, 2017 11:48 AM
    Monday, January 16, 2017 11:48 AM