Very very minor Microsoft Word annoyance
March 24, 2006 7:48 AM   Subscribe

MicrosoftWordFilter: How to always have my default view when I'm opening someone else's file?

People often send me Word documents. We all have our own preferences for how to view such documents (e.g. normal, print layout, 90% magnification, 125% magnification, etc.). Is there a way to tell Word to never use these settings when it opens a document and to always use my preferred ones?
posted by Xalf to Computers & Internet (4 answers total)
Best answer: Just record a macro to switch to the settings you want,
Save the macro in your normal template and call it AutoOpen
posted by Lanark at 7:54 AM on March 24, 2006

Response by poster: Thanks Lanark. That was very easy. For the curious, more info about AutoOpen is at this Microsoft site.
posted by Xalf at 8:00 AM on March 24, 2006

Thanks from me as well Lanark. This is something that's always bugged me about Word.
posted by turbodog at 9:53 AM on March 24, 2006

Sweet! I share your annoyance at this phenomenon.

This will save me at least two hours a year :).
posted by Geektronica at 7:11 PM on March 25, 2006

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