How to Return to Normal View in Word 2010

Word 2010 has a bunch of different settings and view panels that you can choose from. They are helpful when you need to view atypical items, such as formatting marks and assorted breaks. However, if you forget to exit the view that you switched to, or if someone else was using your computer and changed the view, then you may be confused about how to return to the normal view in Word 2010. Fortunately Word 2010 has a separate menu where you can specify most of your desired view settings, as well as return to the normal view to which you are accustomed.

 

Exiting Draft View in Word 2010

 

If your Word 2010 view window is just displaying a giant white canvas with no page breaks in any direction, then you are probably in Draft view. This view has its’ uses in certain situations but, for the regular user that is just trying to create a normal document, the absence of separated pages can be a bit jarring. Fortunately you can switch from this view and return to the default view that you want.

 

Step 1: Open the Word 2010 window where your document is currently displayed incorrectly.

Step 2: Click the View tab at the top of the window.

word 2010 view tab

 

Step 3: Click the Print Layout view in the Document Views section of the ribbon at the top of the window.

how to return to normal view in word 2010

 

The Print Layout view is the one that is the default for most Word 2010 situations, but you can also choose from the other options in the Document Views section to see if you prefer one of those options instead.