How To Change OpenOffice Zoom

[ad]Dear Elizabeth,

I am having a problem with my Open Office files.

(Beth included a picture of her OpenOffice window with the document only about 25% of normal size)

This is how it looks when I open a new or existing document. Even if I open a document from a back-up file, when I go to save it again this is what it does.

HELP!! I don’t know what to do to change it to full screen and be able to type so that I can see it.

Thank you so much, Beth H., from MI

Dear Beth,

It looks like you have reduced the zoom on your documents. There are a couple of ways to put it back to normal.

First, you can adjust it with the slider in the lower-right corner of the screen. There is a horizontal bar with the percentage of the view to the right. Just slide the dot on the bar until your document is the size you desire.

The second way to change the zoom on your document is to use the “View” menu in the menu bar.

1. Click on “View” in the menu bar.

2. Click on “Zoom” at the bottom of the drop down menu.

3. Click on one of the options in the, “Zoom and layout” dialog box, and click the “OK” button at the bottom to save your changes.



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