Chapter 6. View

The View menu contains commands for changing the visual perspective on the active document. The menu also contains tools for displaying parts of the document that are not always visible, such as comments, headers, and toolbars.

Word’s four document views provide different ways of looking at a document for different needs. The four views include:


Work in normal view for typing, editing, and formatting text. Normal view shows text formatting but simplifies the layout of the page so that you can type and edit quickly.

Web Layout

Work in Web layout view when creating a web page or a document that is viewed on the screen.

Print Layout

Work in print layout view to see how text, graphics, and other elements will be positioned on the printed page.


Work in outline view to see the structure of a document and to move, copy, and reorganize text by dragging headings.

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