by Allen Wyatt
(last updated February 14, 2015)
In Word, when Lori opens multiple documents, they automatically cascade. She wonders if there is a way, rather than cascading, to keep all documents directly on top of each other. Lori doesn't want tiles, but rather full-size documents one on top of the other.
There is no way to do this that we've been able to discover. When new document windows are opened, how they are opened is controlled by the operating system, not by Word. This would mean that the place to check is within Windows, but even there we can find no setting or Registry "hack" that can change this behavior.
This inability is evident even within Windows' tiling capabilities. If you right-click the taskbar you can select several window-arranging options, such as Cascade Windows, Show Windows Side by Side, etc. There is not an option to place windows directly on top of each other, which seems to imply that such an option is not one that Windows allows for as an arrangement method.
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