Expanding text in a word document?

  YinHoNg 09:11 22 Aug 06

I want to have expanding text in my word document but i can't find out how to do it.

I want something similar to xml, where you can click on the + button, to expand text and the - button to minimize the text.

I'm running Microsoft Word 2002 SP3 on Windows XP Home.

Any help will be gratefully received.

  johnnyrocker 09:18 22 Aug 06

depends on what you want it for, you can either hold ctrl and if you have a wheel mouse move it while holding the button down. or edit, select all and change font size


  YinHoNg 09:30 22 Aug 06

I dont want to expand the font size, or the page size. There are sections in my word document that are 'additional information' which bulks up the document quite a lot in terms of how it looks. I want something similar to:

click here

where you can expand/minimize text as and when you please.

Obviously, I wont be able to print the document properly but this is not needed so i'm not too worried about it.

  YinHoNg 11:45 22 Aug 06


  silverous 17:21 22 Aug 06

Try the "outline view" in Word. You basically create a hierarchical document e.g.

+ Point one
- sub point one
- sub point two

+ Point two

and you can collapse all the stuff at the 2nd level down. Let me know if you need a hand with this but Word help / playing with "View, Outline" and the resulting toolbar may well show you what you need.

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