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Chapter 1. Working with Documents > Deciding Which View to Use When

Deciding Which View to Use When

In Word, you can view a document in a variety of ways:


  • Print Layout view displays a document on the screen the way it will look when printed. You can see elements such as margins, page breaks, headers and footers, and watermarks.

  • Normal view displays the content of a document with a simplified layout so that you can type and edit quickly. Page breaks are indicated only as dotted lines, and you cannot see layout elements such as headers and footers.

  • Web Layout view displays a document on the screen the way it will look when viewed in a Web browser. You can see backgrounds, AutoShapes, and other effects. You can also see how text wraps to fit the window and how graphics are positioned.

    See Also

    For information about Web documents, see “Creating and Modifying a Web Document” in Chapter 9.


  • Outline view displays the structure of a document as nested levels of headings and body text, and provides tools for viewing and changing its hierarchy.

    See Also

    For information about outlining, see “Using an Outline to Rearrange Paragraphs” in Chapter 2.


  • Reading Layout view (which is new in Word 2003) as much of the content of the document as will fit in the screen at a size that is comfortable for viewing. In this view, you have access to the Reading Layout and Reviewing toolbars, which you can use to adjust the view, display page thumbnails, search the document, and suggest changes.

    Reading Layout view and thumbnails



    See Also

    For information about the Reviewing toolbar, see “Tracking and Managing Document Changes” in Chapter 8.


  • Document Map displays a list of your document’s headings in a separate pane so that you can see the structure of the document while viewing and editing its text.


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