Default, Microsoft Word it is considered the leading word processor worldwide. Because, thanks to its great trajectory and in view of the excellent improvements it has adopted, allows users to enrich their digital writing to a professional level.
In this sense, Word is a truly effective program at the time of create, edit, personalize and manage texts for any purpose. Taking into account that, luckily, it offers several types of views that adjust to the requirements of each user and thus, can guarantee a quality result.
In this way, one of the most used views when preparing documents in Word, this is the view known as “Print Layout”. Which is the most common, but still many users do not know what it is. For this, We proceed to define it and explain how you can enable it quickly.
What is Word’s Print Layout View and what will I see in it?
While it is true, the print layout view is also known as “Page design” and is defined as that presentation of the document in which you can view and edit it, as it will be shown directly on the paper once it is printed. In other words, you will be able to see the exposed text as if it were on the printed page.
That is why, once you activate the print design view in Microsoft Word, it will be possible to view each of the pages of the digital writing with their respective margins, as well as the essential elements of the document. Such as: the font of the text and its color, the headers and footers, the columns and the breaks, the images and all the details corresponding to the design.
Thus, users choose to use this type of view in Word to have maximum working space while preserving the document’s proportions to the edges of the page. Additionally, they prefer this kind of view to view their document as it will be printed and thus be able to verify its quality concretely.
However, compared to the other types of views available in Word, it should be noted that print layout requires more computer resources to be able to show each of those details mentioned. Reason for which, editing can be a bit slow and, above all, when it contains inserted images or certain complex elements.
Steps to enable print layout view in my Microsoft Word documents
However, due to its advantages and the possibility of including all the elements of the document design, the vast majority of Word users decide to use the page layout view when creating and editing their texts. So, in order for them to be able to correctly activate said program functionality, Here we will explain each of the steps that must be carried out:
- The first thing you should do is find and access the Word document you want to view through the famous print layout.
- Then, from the main window’s ribbon, proceed to click on the tab that says “View”.
- Next, within that section it is time to focus on the Views group specifically, for later select the one that says “Print Design”.
- Done the above, automatically, the entire document will be displayed as it will look once you print it and so, you can edit it normally.
In case you prefer to activate this type of view more quickly, for practice reasons, there is also another way to do it. Which, takes place from the status bar (at the bottom of the main window) and specifically in the document views section which is located next to the zoom.
At this point, you will only find three types of view and they are: Reading Mode, Print Design and Web Design. Therefore, once you locate yourself in that area, just select the second and, automatically, you will see the text in the form of a page layout.
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