Opening a document with a chosen view

I wonder if there is a way to make each document open up in a certain view. Right now, whenever I open a file for the first time (including .doc or dock files - which I have made to default open in mellel) the window is centered but not full screen. The window is small, only taking up the middle portion of the screen. After opening a file I have to choose Compact view and also hit my shortcut keys to make the window full screen.

There are a number of things you can do, and here's how:

With New Documents:

  1. Open a new document (or any document you wish to serve as a template for this). 
  2. Change the zoom level, document window size, view (either Mellel view or Compact view, which is more suitable to your needs here), and so on to fit your needs. 
  3. Choose File > Save As template... and in the Save As Template dropping sheet check the option Make Default

From now on, whenever you open a new document, it will open the size you wish it to be opened. You can now also: 

  • Move into Full Screen mode (press the Full Screen button or Cmd+Ctrl+F)
  • Quickly hide the palettes by pressing Cmd+*. 

With Imported Documents: 

  1. Open a new document or any document you wish to serve as a template for import. 
  2. Change the zoom level, document window size, view (either Mellel view or Compact view, which is more suitable to your needs here), and so on to fit your needs. 
  3. Choose File > Save As template..., and save the document as template. 
  4. Choose Mellel (menu) > Preferences... and go to the Open & Save panel. Under Default Template for Import click the Browse button and select the template you've just saved. 

From now on, whenever you import a document, it will open the size you wish it to be opened. You can now also: 

  • Move into Full Screen mode (press the Full Screen button or Cmd+Ctrl+F)
  • Quickly hide the palettes by pressing Cmd+*.