To expand the ways of working with documents, Word offers a number of different environments you can use, called views. For reading and performing text edits on long documents with a minimum of UI (user interface) clutter, you can use Full Screen Reading view. For composing documents and reviewing text and basic text formatting, you can choose a fast-display view called Draft view.
For working with documents containing graphics, equations, and other non-text elements, where document design is a strong consideration, there’s Page Layout view. If the destination of the document is online (Internet or intranet), Word’s Web Layout view removes paper-oriented screen elements, enabling you to view documents as they would appear in a Web browser.
For organizing and managing a document, Word’s Outline view provides powerful tools that enable you to move whole sections of the document around without having to copy, cut, and paste. An extension of Outline view, Master Document view enables you to split large documents into separate components for easier management and workgroup sharing.
If you’re someone who ordinarily works with Word in Normal view, you might be alarmed to see the view options in Word 2007. Shown in Figure 4-22, they include Print Layout, Full Screen Reading, Web Layout, Outline, and Draft. Where’s Normal?
“Normal” as a view name is history. What was ...