Marge, of Phoenix asks, “My company recently upgraded to Word 2007. I present a lot using the full screen mode, but cannot seem to locate this option in Word 2007. Is this functionality still available?”
Full screen mode removes the toolbars, rulers, and status bar. This allows for presenters to focus on the document without distractions. It provides a PowerPoint-like feel within Word.
Word 2003 also has this feature, but it was located easily within the “View” menu. Word 2007 has hidden this option a bit.
For those of you that have upgraded, there is an easy solution – keyboard shortcuts. Keyboard shortcuts have remained the same in Word 2007. If you knew how to use them in Word 2003, try them in Word 2007.
The keyboard shortcut for full screen mode is “ALT + V” and then press “U.”
Notice when you press the “ALT + V,” a pop-up window appears informing you to continue typing the Word 2003 menu key sequence. In this case “U” was the menu item for full screen mode in the Word 2003 “View” menu.
For those of you that are still using Word 2003, the same keyboard shortcut works.
To quit the full screen mode, simply press the “ESC” key on the keyboard.
Word 2007 full screen mode is hidden, but still available.