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Chapter 3. Printing with Precision > Previewing Before Printing

Previewing Before Printing

Even before you familiarize yourself with the nuances of printing, you should make a habit of using the Print Preview feature. Like a painter stepping back from her canvas, you can use Print Preview to take a big-picture look at a page or series of pages before you commit the information to hard copy. In Print Preview mode, you can examine entire pages at once, checking for obvious page setup errors and oddities and even applying minor fixes to correct some of the errors you discover. For example, using Print Preview, you can quickly see when an image box overlays text (or vice versa), when a single line runs onto the next page, or when indented text is misaligned.

Getting Comfortable in Print Preview Mode

Print Preview gives you a chance to view your document from a variety of perspectives before you print. By default, when you activate Print Preview, the current page is shown. To activate Print Preview mode, open your document in Word, and then use one of the following techniques:



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