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Microsoft Word 2003 - Set default view to print layout view

Microsoft Word 2003 - Set default view to print layout view
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Chris BottomleyCommented:
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.

Exact words from MS i.e. you can do it for a document at save but not the default view for all doc's

Chris BottomleyCommented:
If you are willing to create macros, and accedpt the need to enable macros with word docs then you can force the required functionality by modifiying the following in the document object of the normal.dot.

Private Sub Document_New()
End Sub

Private Sub Document_Open()
End Sub

PAste the following into a new module:

Sub Macro1()
    If ActiveWindow.View.SplitSpecial = wdPaneNone Then
        ActiveWindow.ActivePane.View.Type = wdPrintView
        ActiveWindow.View.Type = wdPrintView
    End If
End Sub

Chris BottomleyCommented:
To Create a macro:

Alt + F11 to open the macro editor
     In the project tree select as appropriate:
      WORD      : thisDocument
     In the workpane select as appropriate:
      WORD      : Document
     In the workpane select the required 'event', (i.e. 'open').
     Insert the required macro(s) into the selected subroutine.
  For User Code:
     Insert | Module to insert a code module into the project
     In the project tree select the module.
     Insert the required macro(s) into the selected module, ('Module1' or similar)
Close the Visual Basic Editor.

Check Security as appropriate:

In the application select Tools | Macro | Security
Select Medium
Select OK

To run a macro:

Alt + F8
Select the macro
Select 'Run'

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