Word 2011: Use Full Screen View for Undistracted Writing

Posted November 5, 2010 by Rob Rogers in Apple Mac

By using Word’s full screen Write mode, you can remove all distractions from your view and focus on writing that important document.

1. Open Word 2011 to the new or existing document that you wish to work on.

2. Go to the Menu bar.

3. Select View and click Full Screen.

Your document will open in Full Screen Write mode. By moving your cursor to the top of the document, you can access the formatting tools.

If you don’t like the black background, you can change it by clicking the Options button, mousing over Backgrounds and selected the desired one.

To exit Full Screen, move the cursor to the top of the window and click the Exit button or press Esc on your keyboard.

 

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  • Robinson Tes

    Can you save the background images to use as wallpapers?

  • anonymous

    In spaces (mac), when you switch spaces or apps, etc, it exits fullscreen.

    AAARRRRGGGHHH

    SOOOOOOOO ANNOYING!!!

  • Walter

    Yes, the full screen features would have been near perfect if it would just stop exiting to the regular view every time I switch to another screen or app. Unfortunately this one thing makes it perfectly unusable.