TECH TIP: Microsoft Word Page Views
There are 4 page views to choose from in Microsoft Word:
Click on View in the menu bar to select each view.
Try each of the views and read below what they are used for.
Normal view is a good view if you just want to type a lot of pages text. It does not show the page margins like Print Layout view. When I have 5 pages of text to type, I use Normal view.
Web Layout view only is used if you are creating a web page. A cool thing you can do is use this page view to prepare your document. Then choose "Save as Web Page." The document will now open using Internet Explorer instead of Microsoft Word. You can send it to people and not have to worry whether or not they have Word on their computer. (Everyone has Internet Explorer).
Print Layout view can actually show the left and right margins of the page as well as the top and bottom margins of the page. A note about Print Layout view: You will want to have the text boundaries showing if you use this view (they may already be showing). Follow these steps to show the text boundaries:
Click on Tools in the menu bar, then select Options.
Click on the Views tab and then click on Text Boundaries (place a checkmark (P) in the box)
This is my favorite view because it shows me how the document will look when it is printed.
Outline view is only used if you are making an outline. If you really want to learn how to use this neat feature of Word, do a Google search for "Word outline view." You'll find many resources to help you.
USING THE MOUSE TO SELECT THE VIEW
You can also choose which view you want to use by clicking on the views buttons. They are located in the lower left hand corner
of the screen, to the left of the horizontal scroll bar.
Place the cursor over each without clicking to see the name of each view button. Click on the one that you want to use.
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