Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

On Windows, if I want to enjoy a rtf book, I use MS word and use the full screen reading view.

What is a similar/inexpensive solution on the mac.


share|improve this question
up vote 5 down vote accepted

Preview has a very nice full screen mode enabled by +Shift+F.

You will have to resave the rtf document as a PDF using TextEdit.

share|improve this answer
Cmd-F is find? Did you mean Slideshow mode using Cmd-Shift-F? – Paulo Apr 8 '10 at 19:50
On Snow Leopard its Cmd-Shift-F. Also you won't be able to open an .rtf with Preview but you can open the .rtf with TextEdit and Save As PDF. – cOle2 Apr 8 '10 at 20:00
Thanks guys. Incorporated them into the answer – mechko Apr 8 '10 at 20:23
Unfortunately you can't click anywhere to go to the next page, only on a relatively small button. :( – Charles Apr 8 '10 at 20:37
@Charles: You can press the left and right arrow keys to move pages. – mechko Apr 8 '10 at 21:10

I like to use the megazoomer plugin, which allows any cocoa application to become full screen. Every time I used it on a terminal window I feel nostalgic of DOS days...

share|improve this answer

MS Word is available on OSX as well, so you can simply keep using that if you wish.

share|improve this answer
Geh, I bought MS Office 2008... it does not have this feature?! – Charles Apr 11 '10 at 15:36
@Charles: I'm sure it does... – Ether Apr 16 '10 at 18:02
It doesn't...... – Charles Apr 21 '10 at 23:46

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.