Shrink to fit in Word 2010

Here is a quick Microsoft Word tip from the Microsoft official Word blog on making a document that is just a bit too big fit on one page:

Microsoft Word 2010 - Text is one line too long

“by Joannie Stangeland – on September 10

If your document is just a little bit longer than one page, how can you shrink it to fit?

We’ve seen customer questions asking where this feature is in Word 2010.

Answer: It’s in the command well. And you can pluck it from there and add it to the ribbon.

In an earlier post on customizing the ribbon, I showed you how to create custom tabs and groups. I created a custom tab called Writing and added a Print group to it. Now, I can add the Shrink One Page command to my Printing group. (For the all the details on creating custom groups and tabs, see Customize the ribbon.)

To start, click  the File tab, click Options, and click Customize Ribbon.

In the Choose commands from list, click All Commands.

Microsoft Word 2010 - All commands

Scroll through that long list until you reach Shrink One Page, and then click it.

Microsoft Word 2010 - Shrink One Page command

Under Customize the ribbon, click the custom group where you want to add the command. In my case, I’ll click the plus sign next to my custom Writing tab and then I’ll click my custom Printing group.

Microsoft Word 2010 - Custom group on a custom tab

Click Add, and then click OK.

Now, the Shrink One Page command is on the ribbon.

Microsoft Word 2010 - Shrink One Page command on the ribbon

— Joannie Stangeland”

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