3 Easy Ways to Adjust the Page Width to Fit Your Word Window

In this article, we are willing to share with you 3 easy ways to adjust the page width to fit your Word window.

Now and then, there are times when we need to view more than one Word document at the same time. To do so, we have to resize Word windows. However, you must have noticed that when window size changes, the document zoom percentage does stays stalled, with limited only contents being displayed. For example, we can see the left-side texts in the following sample:Limited Texts Displayed

Therefore, we must take action to show the invisible part of the file. Here are our 3 ways you may consider to have a try.

Method 1: Adjust Zoom Percentage

Every time you have the Word window resized, just click and drag the zoom slider on the status bar on the down-right corner to adjust the zoom percentage of the document.Adjust Zoom Percentage

By doing it manually, you can zoom in or zoom out to view the file.

Method 2: Use “Page Width” Command

  1. First off, before you starting modifying the Word window size, click “View” tab.
  2. Then go to “Zoom” group and click “Page Width” there.Click "View"->Click "Page Width"
  3. Now you shall notice the default zoom percentage has changed even the window size is still in its maximum. Then each time you resize the window, the page width shall change automatically to match that of the window.

To have a better idea of the outcome, you can check the bellowing demonstration:

Method 3: Run a Word Macro

In order to have a task done automatically, running a Word macro remains our top choice.

  1. First and foremost, click “Developer” tab in the Ribbon.
  2. Next click “Visual Basic” to trigger the Word VBA editor. If the “Developer” tab is not available yet, just press “Alt+ F11” instead.Click "Developer"->Click "Visual Basic"
  3. Then click “Normal”.
  4. And continue to click “Insert”.
  5. Then choose “Module” so as to insert a new one in the normal project.Click "Normal"->Click "Insert"->Click "Module"
  6. Double click on it.
  7. On the right side of editing space, paste the following codes:
'Automatically change the page width to match with the Word window's.
Sub AutoChangePageWidth()
  Dim objDoc As Document
  Set objDoc = ActiveDocument
  With objDoc.ActiveWindow.View
    .Zoom.PageFit = wdPageFitBestFit
  End With
End Sub
  1. Hit “Run” before you resize the Word window.Paste Codes->Click "Run"

In case you may use the macro in the future, do consider to assign it to a button in the Ribbon. You may refer to this article for instructions: How to Remove the Formatting of Pasted Texts with Macro and VBA in Your Word

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