Solved

Word document always comes up on second monitor

Posted on 2009-07-14
1
712 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-07
I have one Word doc open in the main monitor.  When I open a second Word doc it opens in the secondary monitor.  Not desirable.

I have tried moving the second doc to the main monitor but every time I open a second doc it goes to the secondary monitor.

The following procedure did not work.

This is a brute force approach - in your screen settings disable the second monitor.  Start Word and open the document that always appears on the second monitor.  It may only appear as a minimized document on your task bar.  Right-click the minimized document and select Restore.  The document should appear on your primary monitor. Save the document.

Restore the second monitor.

0
Comment
Question by:MDKIMZEY
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
1 Comment
 
LVL 13

Accepted Solution

by:
Brian Withun earned 500 total points
ID: 24850044
I have two monitors and I find that Word will open to whichever monitor it was on when I last closed the LAST INSTANCE of it.

It will also decide to be Maximized or "Restored?" depending upon what state it was it when it was closed.

I know that there are window managers and/or video cards that can affect this.  They create an "affinity" for some applications on particular monitors.  Could you have that situation?

Brian Withun



0

Featured Post

Free Tool: IP Lookup

Get more info about an IP address or domain name, such as organization, abuse contacts and geolocation.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Introduction Authors who set out to write any sort of lengthy piece for online submission—be it a long question or comment on a technical form, an article, or a substantial blog entry—often find it useful to work up a draft in an editor other t…
This article describes how to use the Send to Mail Recipient command. The instructions apply generally to Office 2007 and later versions, but Microsoft® Word 2013 was used for the specific steps and figures.  What is Send to Mail Recipient? Send…
This video walks the viewer through the process of creating an MLA formatted document, as well as a bibliography with citations.
This Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial shows how to tell Microsoft Office that a word is NOT spelled correctly. Microsoft Office has a built-in, main dictionary that is shared by Office apps, including Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word. When …

695 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question