Microsoft Word 2003 Document Viewing and Navigation – View in Full-Screen Mode
Normally, when you edit a document in Microsoft Word 2003, some of the screen is taken up with toolbars, a menu bar, a status bar, and your system toolbar/taskbar. To temporarily hide all of this extraneous information to solely work on your document, click “View” and select “Full Screen”. Everything will disappear except your currently edited document. To go back, press the ESC key. You can also move your mouse pointer to the top of the screen to access the Microsoft Word 2003 menu.