Getting to know Word 2013 - Part 3

Document views


Word 2013 has a variety of viewing options that change how your document is displayed. You can choose to view your document in Read Mode, Print Layout, or Web Layout. These views can be useful for various tasks, especially if you're planning to print the document.

  • To change document views, locate and select the desired document view command in the bottom-right corner of the Word window.


Click the arrows in the slideshow below to review the different document view options.



Read Mode: In this view, all of the editing commands are hidden so your document fills the screen. Arrows appear on the left and right side of the screen so you can toggle through the pages of your document.




If your document has many pages, Word 2013 has a handy new feature called Resume Reading that allows you to open your document to the last page you were viewing. When opening a saved document, look for the bookmark icon to appear on the screen. Hover the mouse over the bookmark, and Word will ask if you want to pick up where you left off.





  1. - Open or navigate to the Word 2013 interface.
  2. - Click through all of the tabs, and review the commands on the Ribbon.
  3. - Try minimizing and maximizing the Ribbon.
  4. - Add a command to the Quick Access toolbar.
  5. - Hide and show the Ruler.
  6. - Navigate to Backstage view, and open your Account settings.
  7. - Try switching document views.
  8. - Close Word (you do not have to save the document).