Document Views in Word: Overview
You can easily switch document views in Word. The document view buttons appear in the lower-right corner of the application. They also appear on the “View” tab of the Ribbon in the “Views” button group and the “Immersive” button group. Clicking any of these buttons changes the working view of your document. You can then switch to a different view by clicking another view button.
The default, and most common, document view is the “Print Layout” view. This view lets you see the document as it appears when printed. This view shows margins, page breaks, and also header and footer information. However, you can switch between the different document views, as needed. Each has its own use in the program.
The different document views are: “Read Mode,” “Print Layout,” “Web Layout,” “Outline,” and “Draft.” If you use Word for Office 365 or Office 2019 for Mac, you will also see a “Focus Mode” button in the Status Bar and in the “Immersive” button group on the “View” tab in the Ribbon. This same button group also includes a new “Immersive Reader” view for both Word for Office 365 and all Office 2019 versions. You should select the view that works best for the document you are trying to create.
Document Views in Word- Instructions and Video Lesson: A picture of the document view buttons on the “View” tab of the Ribbon in Word.
Document Views in Word: Instructions
- To change document views in Word, click the desired document view button in the Status Bar to the left of the “Zoom Slider.”
- Alternatively, click the desired document view button on the “View” tab of the Ribbon in either the “Views” and/or “Immersive” button groups.
Document Views in Word: Video Lesson
The following video lesson, titled “Changing Document Views,” shows you how to change document views in Word. This video lesson is from our complete Word tutorial, titled “Mastering Word Made Easy v.2019 and 365.”