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Article ID: 2664217 - Last Review: July 12, 2013 - Revision: 6.1

Summary

This step-by-step article describes how to find the Shrink to Fit option in Microsoft Word 2010 and Mircosoft Word 2013. In Word 2010, Shrink to Fit is known as Shrink One Page.

When you write a document in Word 2010 and your document is just a few lines too long to fit onto one page, you can use the Shrink to Fit option (Shrink One Page) to quickly reduce the document to one page. Shrink to Fit will reduce the font size of the document to the point where the document fits on one less page than it would use.

The Shrink to fit command is available in Word 2002, 2003, and 2007. In Word 2010 the option is not available on the ribbon or the quick access toolbar. However, you can customize the ribbon and add the command Shrink One Page to a new or existing group.

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Method 1

In Word 2010 and Word 2013, add the Shrink One Page command to the Customize Ribbon. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Start Word.
  2. Click the File tab, click Options, and then click Customize Ribbon.
  3. In the Choose commands from drop-down list, select All Commands.

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  4. Scroll through the list until you reach Shrink One Page, and then click it.

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  5. Under Customize the Ribbon, click the custom group where you want to add the Shrink One Page command.
    You should be aware that the command can only be added to custom groups. To add a custom group, click the tab where you want the group to appear and then click New Group.


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  6. If you prefer to add the new group to a new tab, click the New Tab button which automatically created a new group to put the Shrink One Page command in.

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  7. The new group is created at the end of the selected tab. By default it is named New Group (Custom). You can change the new group name by clicking the Rename button.

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  8. Click the Add button, and then click OK.
  9. The Shrink One Page command should now be on the ribbon.
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Method 2

In Word 2010 and Word 2013, add the Shrink One Page command to the Quick Access Toolbar. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Start Word
  2. Click the dropdown arrow on the Quick Access Toolbar area and choose More Commands.
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  3. In the Choose commands from drop-down list, select All Commands and then select Shrink One Page.
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  4. Click the Add button, and then click OK.
  5. You should now see the command on the Quick Access Toolbar.
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Applies to
  • Microsoft Word 2010
  • Microsoft Word 2013
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