You can change the document view with buttons in the view area on the Status bar or with options in the View tab.
Print Layout is the default view, which you can change to other views such as Draft view or Full Screen Reading view.
The Draft view displays the document in a format for efficient editing and formatting.
Use the Zoom slider bar to change the percentage of the display.
Full Screen Reading view displays a document in a format for easy viewing and reading.
Navigate in Full Screen Reading view using keys on the keyboard or with the Next and Previous buttons.
By default, a Word document contains 1-inch top, bottom, left, and right margins. Change margins with preset margin settings at the Margins drop-down list or with options at the Page Setup dialog box with the Margins tab selected.
The default page orientation is Portrait, which you can change to Landscape with the Orientation button in the Page Setup group in the Page Layout tab.
The default page size is 8.5 by 11 inches, which can be changed with options at the Size drop-down list or options at the Page Setup dialog box with the Paper tab selected.
Insert a section break in a document to apply formatting to a portion of a document. You can insert a continuous section break or a section break that begins a new page. View a section break in Draft view because section breaks are not visible in Print Layout view.
Set text in columns to improve readability of documents such as newsletters or reports. Format text in columns using the Columns button in the Page Setup group in the Page Layout tab or with options at the Columns dialog box.
Remove column formatting with the Columns button in the Page Layout tab or at the Columns dialog box. Balance column text on the last page of a document by inserting a continuous section break at the end of the text.
Improve the display of text lines by hyphenating long words that fall at the end of the line. You can automatically or manually hyphenate words in a document.
Number lines in a document with options from the Line Numbers button drop-down list or with options at the Line Numbers dialog box.
A watermark is a lightened image that displays behind text in a document. Use the Watermark button in the Page Background group in the Page Layout tab to insert a watermark.
Insert page color in a document with the Page Color button in the Page Background group. Page color is designed for viewing a document on screen and does not print.
Click the Page Borders button in the Page Background group and the Borders and Shading dialog box with the Page Border tab selected displays. Use options at this dialog box to insert a page border or an image page border in a document.
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