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Arrange All Open Windows in Word- Instructions

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Arrange All Open Windows in Word- Instructions: A picture of arranged, open document windows in Word.

Arrange All Open Windows in Word: Overview

            You can arrange all open window in Word if you have multiple document windows open. Doing this lets you organize them, so you can view the contents of each at the same time. You have many different window arrangement options available in Word. The option we will discuss in this lesson is the “Arrange All” command. This command will arrange all open windows in Word vertically on the screen.

            To arrange all open windows in Word, you must first have multiple document windows open. If this is true, then click the “View” tab in the Ribbon. Then click the “Arrange All” button in the “Window” button group. All non-minimized document windows are then stacked vertically on the screen.

Arrange All Open Windows in Word- Instructions: A picture of arranged, open document windows in Word.

Arrange All Open Windows in Word- Instructions: A picture of arranged, open document windows in Word.

            To return to the normal view of your documents, you must manually resize and move each document window. Word does not automatically return you to a previous view when you use the “Arrange All” button.

            Importantly, note that minimized document windows in the Windows Taskbar do not stack. The Ribbon may also disappear if you stack too many windows at once.

            Also, while you can view all open documents this way, you can only scroll and edit one at a time. However, if you opened multiple copies of the same document by using the “New Window” command, changes made to one copy appear in the other copies.

Arrange All Open Windows in Word: Instructions

  1. To arrange all open windows in Word, click the “View” tab in the Ribbon.
  2. Then click the “Arrange All” button in the “Window” button group.
  3. To return to the normal view of your documents, you must manually resize and move each open window that is stacked. Word does not automatically return you to a previous view when you use the “Arrange All” button.
  4. Importantly, note that minimized document windows in the Windows Taskbar do not stack.
  5. When stacked, you can only edit and scroll one document at a time.
  6. However, if you opened multiple copies of the same document by using the “New Window” command, changes made to one copy appear in the other copies.

Arrange All Open Windows in Word: Video Lesson

            The following video lesson, titled “Arranging Open Document Windows,” shows how to arrange all open windows in Word. This video lesson is from our complete Word tutorial, titled “Mastering Word Made Easy v.2016-2013.”

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