Word Docs Open in Small-Size Windows

Hi all. I just got a computer with Windows 7 and Office 2010 (Standard). Whenever I open a word document, the window is about a third of the full-screen size. I have to either click in the upper-right corner, or type alt-spacebar-x. Since I will never, ever want to work in a tiny cramped window, I'm going to have to do this every time I open a document, for no purpose.

Is there anything I can do to reset Word so that it opens a full-size window by default? Thanks.


It is not working, the shortcut shows run in normal window, and yet the Word window opens up at even less than a third of a size, no matter what I'd do... that is crazy.. Microsoft!!!!
I had this and the solution was much simpler than you would expect:
  • Open Word
  • Maximise
  • Click Maximise button again while Maximised M'soft call it Restore Down!)
  • Stretch the box to the size that you would like Word to open in
  • Close Word
  • Open Word and it should open at the size that you just stretched to (Mine does!)
Good Luck!

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Last updated October 19, 2020 Views 25,560 Applies to: