When you are working in AutoCAD, any space that you can reclaim from the user interface to use as drawing space can be helpful. An easy way to gain an extra strip of drawing space is to turn off the scroll bars.
Depending which version of AutoCAD you are using, the scroll bars may be turned off by default. If not, you can turn them off using the Display tab of the Options dialog box.
When the scrollbars are turned off, you’ll gain an extra ribbon of vertical space along the right side and you’ll have more space along the bottom for viewing layout tabs. Did I say layout tabs? I’ll show you how to reclaim *that* space in the next posting!
By the way, if you are actually using the scroll bars, PLEASE do yourself a favor and get a wheel mouse! It is inexpensive and it will pay for itself many times over with the amount of time you will save zooming and panning your drawings.