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I need to remove the Zoom Slider in the Status Bar in Word 2011.

Normally, it looks like this:

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When resizing the window, it blocks page numbers and word count, and there is a perfectly usable zoom facility at the top right.

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Is there a way to remove it?

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Do you mean this one? How exactly is it overlapping page numbers and word count? Is your window 300px wide? – slhck Oct 6 '11 at 15:25
@slhk I do a lot of translation and editing, so I need at least two windows at a time side by side. I would happily leave the slider where it is if it would only stay put, but it slides over the page numbers if I shrink the windows – David Oct 6 '11 at 16:37
@slhck This is a brilliant edit! I have to ask, are you just grabbing those images and adding the shadow or is there an app for that? Either way, many thanks. – David Oct 7 '11 at 12:23
Oh, when you press Cmd-Shift-4, and then Space, you get a "Window" mode that automatically adds the shadows! – slhck Oct 7 '11 at 12:31

I see you're using the OS-X version and I'm not sure if this will apply to it. In Windows, Office 2010, right-clicking on the status bar brings up a large list of items that can be added or removed from the status bar, including the zoom slider, by simply checking or unchecking the desired item(s).

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Unfortunately Microsoft failed to port this to the OS X version. – slhck Oct 6 '11 at 15:27
Ah, the old "Apple users only have 1 finger" idea, which is only slightly more offensive than the rest of the tech industry (except gaming boutique makers) assuming all users only have 2 or 3 fingers. – music2myear Oct 6 '11 at 15:35

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