I use googledocs a lot. Recently they changed the default format for new docs to a horrible fixed-width page layout:
This wastes a ton of space and allows me to see far less text per screen. Also it’s ugly. I don’t need to see margins on a fake “page” when 99.99% of my documents will never be printed! And if I do want to see a page layout like this, I can just choose “view” -> “fixed-width page”.
I found a fix on this page of people complaining about this dreadful new “feature”:
1. Go to settings (upper right hand corner)
2. Select Editing
3. Uncheck: Create new text documents using the latest version of the document editor
Now, reload googledocs, or close all its tabs and start over. New documents should be the old-style full-width layout, so just copy the text out of one of your fixed-width docs, make a new doc, and paste it in. Voila!
If google eventually decides to force everyone to always use fixed-width layouts, I guess I’ll have to find a new online text-editor.