Do any of the following:
- Click the View menu to select Normal, Web Layout, Print Layout, Outline, Reading Layout, Document Map, or Thumbnails.
- Click the File menu to select either Web Page Preview or Print Preview view.
Note You can't set a default for all documents that you view in Word, because the view setting is stored with each individual document as a document property. You can save your document in the view with which you want it to open. Documents that you receive from others will open with the view in which they were previously saved.