Microsoft Word/Navigation in MS Word 7


I have recently shifted from Word 2003 to 2007 and am glad I did. Love the 2007 version. One small point is that I would like the Draft view to be the default view instead of the Print view. To your knowledge is there some way to get it to default to the Draft view?


Good day John,

Thank you for your question.

To change the default view to Draft view when a Word 2007 document is opened, follow these steps:

1.    Click the Microsoft Office Button, and then click Word Options.
2.    Click Advanced.
3.    Under General, click to select the Allow opening a document in Draft view check box.
4.    Click OK.

Good luck.

Mary Lindsey
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