Show or hide white space in print layout view

You can save screen space in print layout view (Print Layout view: A view of a document or other object as it will appear when you print it. For example, items such as headers, footnotes, columns, and text boxes appear in their actual positions.) by hiding the white space on the top and bottom of each page and the gray space between pages.

Hide White Space button in print layout view

  • Move the insertion point to the top or bottom of the page and click the Show White Space Button image or Hide White Space Button image button.


  • You can hide white space by default by clicking Options on the Tools menu and clearing the White space between pages check box on the View tab.
Applies to:
Word 2003