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BY J. CARLTON COLLINS

Q: I like to review Word documents in Full Screen Reading view, but when I catch typos or want to make changes, I must switch back to Print Layout view to make those changes. Is there a different option that allows me to read more text on the screen, yet edit the text at the same time?

 

A: Word’s Full Screen Reading view quickly suppresses the menus and positions two sequential pages side by side, enabling you to view more text. By default, this view does not allow editing, but you can enable editing as follows. In Full Screen Reading view, click the View Options dropdown button in the top-right corner, and select Allow Typing.

 

This will allow you to make changes in Full Screen Reading view. Also shown in the screen image above, additional options allow you to temporarily increase or decrease the text size for better readability, without actually changing the text size in the document. Further, related to the previous question, the Margin Settings option provides the ability to Suppress Margins, as shown below.

 

(If the Suppress Margins option is grayed out, select the option Show Printed Page to make the Suppress Margins option available.)

 

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