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How can I use the full screen width in Google Docs? Since the latest revision, it appears that a fixed-width display is all that's available. If I'm not printing, I have no reason to see a paper-size fixed with view.

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I totally agree that they should have a way to have a non-tree-killing writing, but I've hopefully given you an answer for the closest you can get. –  Dez Sep 7 '12 at 13:48
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There isn't a way to make a document full screen, but you can get close.

Go to File -> Page Setup and set it up like the following.

  • Change Portrait to Landscape
  • Change Margins to 0
  • Change Paper size to A3

Google Document Page Setup Menu

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Good find! Not perfect, but much better. –  SomeGuy Sep 7 '12 at 14:47
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I have also been looking for a solution to this problem, and although it would be preferable to have a 'fit to width' option I have managed to find a reasonable fix on the mac at least. The pinch zoom function on a mac book pro (or View > Zoom in) will enable you to make your doc fill the screen. Presumably Chrome on windows also has a zoom in option.

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I just tried it on my Chrome Browser. This solution is much better. –  Jacob Jan Tuinstra Apr 13 '13 at 13:28
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Not sure when this happened, but today I discovered Docs now has a fit option under the Zoom drop-down menu...

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..which works exactly like you want! enter image description here

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