Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Working with Multiple Windows
Different Ways to
View Your Work
Chapter 2 covers the all topics it’s supposed to. When you click Split (or press
Alt, W, S), Word draws a horizontal line across the screen. Use the mouse to
position the line where you want the screen to split, and then click there. Word
splits the screen and creates a second scroll bar. To go back to a single screen,
click View ➝ Remove Split (Alt, W, S).
Arrange All shows
you two or more
documents at once.
If the screen looks a
little crowded, click
Minimize Ribbon button
(circled) in either or
both documents so
you can read more
• View Side by Side (Alt, W, B). When you choose this option, Word resizes
your documents’ windows and displays them side by side, as shown in Figure
1-16. When you view your documents this way, Word automatically turns on
synchronous scrolling (View ➝ Window ➝ Synchronous Scrolling or Alt, W, ZW,
VS), so that when you scroll through one window, the other window scrolls
right along with it. (If you don’t want synchronous scrolling, you can toggle it
off by clicking View ➝ Window ➝ Synchronous Scrolling or pressing Alt, W, ZW,
VS.) While the windows are side by side, you can resize them if you want,
perhaps making one larger to see a little more of its text. To restore the side-by-side
windows to their original sizes, click View ➝ Window ➝ Reset Window Position
(Alt, W, ZW, T).
Tip: When you use New Window to open the same document in two different windows, use Arrange All
or View Side by Side to see both windows on the same screen.