Tips and Tricks – Avoid Word Documents Spilling Onto Another Page

I’d like to take a minute to share a really handy tip for all of you Microsoft Word users. Have you ever been working on a document (resume, research assignment, business proposal etc.) and what you wrote just barely spills over to another page? Not only is having a nearly blank page at the end of your document unprofessional looking, it wastes paper! Extending your margins can only get you so far and adjusting your paragraph / header spacing doesn’t always cut it either.

Take a look at the option in print preview called "Shrink One Page" in Word 2007 (as shown in the screen shot) and "Shrink to Fit" in Word 2003. Clicking on this prompts Word to adjust your font size marginally until the whole document fits onto one fewer page, both saving you paper and making your document much more presentable. If the adjustment is too extreme for you liking, you can simply click the undo button (Ctrl + Z) and your work is restored to its original size.

About Brent Whitfield

Brent Whitfield is CEO of DCG Technical Solutions, Inc. providing IT Support in the Los Angeles area since 1993. DCG exists to help our clients choose, implement, and manage IT and cloud solutions that are cost effective and reliable. DCG's pro-active approach to IT is ideally suited for companies who depend on reliable IT infrastructure, but don't want to spend a lot of money to keep it that way. DCG was recognized among the Top 10 Fastest Growing MSPs in North America by MSP mentor. Brent has been featured in Fast Company, CNBC, Network Computing, Reuters, and Yahoo Business.