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Word 2000 in a Nutshell by Walter Glenn

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View Web Layout

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Web Layout view (Figure 6-2) displays a document as it would look in a typical web browser. It is also useful for viewing documents that have certain characteristics designed for web browsers, such as document backgrounds. Web Layout view wraps lines to fit the window and graphics are positioned as they would be in a web browser.

Editing a web page in Web Layout view

Figure 6-2. Editing a web page in Web Layout view

Here are a number of things to keep in mind when working in Web Layout view:

  • Don’t confuse Web Layout view with File Web Page Preview, which actually opens an Internet Explorer window and displays the active document as a web page.

  • While in Web Layout view, the New button on the Standard toolbar is replaced by a New Web Page button. To create a non-web document, choose File New to open the New dialog box.

  • While in Web Layout view, both the Standard and Formatting toolbars are onscreen, and all tools are available. Certain menu commands like Insert Page Numbers and Insert Comment are not available, though, because these elements are not usable parts of a web page.

Don’t Rely on Web Layout View Alone

Web Layout view doesn’t really provide the same view of a web page as looking at it in a web browser. Web Layout view provides a Word environment in which to build a web page. Before posting it to a web site, always preview it in at least one browser, and preferably in all browsers ...

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