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.

  • Outline view displays the structure ...

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