Word has several features to make on-screen proofreading easier:
Use the Zoom feature to help make the text bigger, especially to distinguish between those small punctuation marks. Is it a period or a comma? (Where are my glasses?)
In versions 2007 and 2010, the Zoom control is in the lower right corner of the status bar. Slide the marker to the right or left to increase or decrease the text.
|Zoom control for 2007 and 2010|
In 2003 version, the Zoom button is on the Standard toolbar. Click the arrow to select an option, or click in the box to enter a custom percentage.
|Zoom button for 2003|
|Text Highlight Color button|
Change your document to double-spacing for easy reading: Press CTRL+A to select the entire document; then, press CTRL+2 to double-space the document. (Press CTRL+1 to return to single spacing.)
See, it's easy to be green.
Judy Beaver, The Office Pro
Founder of National Proofreading Day