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    Word 2013 and Word 2010: Open to view only 1 page

    I have reset my copy of Word 2013 to open in editing mode instead of reading mode, but it always opens at 100% view, showing 2 pages. I want only 1 page. (I also want Word 2010 to open showing only one page instead of 2).

    I browsed through the Options under the File tab, but didn't find a setting that I could control. Is there such a setting?

    Thanks for any guidance!

    Val in balmy IL

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    Typically, each document remembers the size and view it was last in when you closed it.
    If your document is changing back to 100% each time despite you last having it set to something else then there is something odd going on (like a macro running perhaps).
    If new documents are opening at 100% size then you need to edit the template to change its view.

    Note that if you open a document and the only thing you change is the zoom value, Word won't save this as apparently this is not enough to trigger the unsaved state. Make a text edit and then undo it and then the saved zoom will be remembered.
    Andrew Lockton, Chrysalis Design, Melbourne Australia

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    Unfortunately, I don't have any control over most of the documents, as they are student papers that I am grading. From your answer, I suspect they are opening in the state as last edited by the student prior to electronic submission.

    I guess I'll just continue to change out the view. Thanks for the ideas.

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    If it is important to you, you could record a macro named AutoOpen and save it to your normal template. Start recording immediately after opening a document when you change the view.

    Or, you could copy this one:
    Code:
    Sub AutoOpen()
    '
    '   Set view to print preview
    
            ActiveWindow.View.Type = wdPrintView
    End Sub
    For instructions on how to install a macro, see Installing Macros.
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    Thanks! This appears to be working. :-)

    Quote Originally Posted by Charles Kenyon View Post
    If it is important to you, you could record a macro named AutoOpen and save it to your normal template. Start recording immediately after opening a document when you change the view.

    Or, you could copy this one:
    Code:
    Sub AutoOpen()
    '
    '   Set view to print preview
    
            ActiveWindow.View.Type = wdPrintView
    End Sub
    For instructions on how to install a macro, see Installing Macros.

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