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Word 2007 Font View on Page

by Robin
(BIAP, Iraq)

I have my font set to the Arial 12 default, but my page is showing it much larger.

How do I set my page view to the true Arial 12 view? Not the large print it is showing.


If your fonts are styled correctly but look unusually large on screen, the first thing to check is the Word 2007 Zoom setting. To change Zoom, do the following:

  1. In the ribbon on the View tab, find the Zoom group.
    The Zoom group
  2. Click 100% to return your document to normal size.

Or for faster access, there is a Zoom slider located on the status bar (lower right-hand corner of the Word 2007 window).

If that does not correct your problem, then you may need to change your Windows display settings in the Control Panel.

The first display setting to check is the font size. You can do that by following these steps:
  1. In Windows, open Control Panel.
  2. Select the Appearance tab.
    Selecting the font size in the Windows Display Properties window
  3. Change Font size to Normal.
  4. Click OK.

If your Font size was already set to Normal, then the problem may be with your display resolution. If it is set too low, everything will look too big including fonts and icons.
  1. In Windows, open Control Panel.
  2. Select the Settings tab.
  3. Adjust the Screen resolution using the slider.
  4. Click OK. Your screen will go black for a second or two, then it will appear with the new setting.
  5. If the setting looks good to you, click Yes. If you don't like the display setting, click No.
  6. Repeat until you get a display setting that you like.

If one of those three fixes doesn't do the trick, post a Comment below!

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Word 2007 Font View on Page

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by: ADF

the problem is only word txt is too large font size even if the font size setting buttun is in correct postion

All fonts, or a particular font looks to large?
by: Sue at


I assume you tried setting the Zoom to 100% and are still having problems.

Are all fonts showing too large, or just one particular one? If it is just one, I've seen this happen before in a PowerPoint presentation on only one machine in our workgroup.

This is what happened...the font used in the document was not installed on that person's computer because they were using a very old version of PowerPoint. What happens is that a system font is substituted, which may be a larger font.

If I remember correctly, the font in the document was Calibri 11pt, but that person's system was substituting Arial 11pt. If you put those two fonts side-by-side, even though they are the same pt size, the Arial font looks a lot bigger.

I don't know if this helps, but it is the last thing I can think of to check besides the Zoom or Windows font size settings.

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