Shrink fonts to fit text on a page

If you have a document that has a small amount of text on the last page, you might be able to shrink the text just enough to avoid having to print that extra page.

Two page document with only one sentence on second page

Here’s how:

  1. Click Edit Document > Edit in Word Online if you haven’t done so already.

  2. Press Ctrl+A to select all the text in your document.

  3. Click Home > Shrink Font one or more times.

    Shrink Font button

    As you click Shrink Font, Word decreases the size of every font in your document.

  4. Click View > Reading View to see if you shrank the text enough.

Tip:  If this doesn’t work and you have the Word desktop program, click the Open in Word button to open your document in Word and shrink text to fit there.

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