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True fullscreen in Microsoft Word 2011 Apps
Word 2011's built-in fullscreen mode leaves a lot to be desired. Microsoft says they're updating the program to use Lion's fullscreen mode, but until then, here's a way to hide all the interface elements so you can use the whole screen.

After you put Word into its own Space, the first thing to do is hide the menu bar using this tip here.

First I made a backup copy of Microsoft Then I showed package contents on the original and opened the Info.plist that's in the Contents folder. It opened up in Lion's Property List Editor. I hit the 'Add Child' button and typed in LSUIPresentationMode and hit return: it automatically changed to Application UI Presentation Mode. I typed 4 in the Value field, and it automatically changed to All Suppressed. I saved the plist in place. That copy of Word now auto-hides the menu bar (mouse to the top of the screen to show it).

The next step was hiding everything manually in Word. I turned off the ribbon and the toolbars. I put the ruler on AutoHide. In the Window section of the View section of Preferences I unchecked all the boxes and checked the 'Wrap to window' box.

At this point the only thing left onscreen is the window's titlebar. Some Visual Basic can hide that by pushing it up above the screen's top edge. I added this macro to the Normal template using the Visual Basic Editor, then assigned it to a command key sequence using Customize Toolbars and Menus and clicking on the Keyboard... button.
Sub TrueFullscreen()
With ActiveDocument.ActiveWindow
 .Top = -23
 .Left = 0
 .Height = (Application.UsableHeight + 23)
 .Width = (Application.UsableWidth)
End With
End Sub
Now running that macro on an open document makes it take up the full screen. Setting your view mode to Draft or Web Layout will let you use the whole width of the screen for text, with the 'Wrap to window' option I mentioned above. I currently have a document that I'm adding a lot of comments to, and I prefer the balloons interface to the sidebar interface, so I'm using Web Layout.

To show your title bar again, just pick 'Arrange All' from the Window menu.

[crarko adds: I haven't tested this one. Do be sure to make the backup before tinkering with the property list file.]
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