You’ve probably already used the View tab at one time or another if you’ve been using Word for even a short time. But, since our next few topics utilize this tab, this seemed like a good time to review the groups and commands available on this versatile tab.
Figure 2. View Tab
The View tab’s primary purpose is to assist you by providing different ways to view your document.
Figure 3. Document Views Group
The first group on the View tab is the Document Views group. This group provides a similar function to the View bar located in the lower-right corner of your screen by providing commands for switching between Print Layout, Outline and Full Screen views.
The next group, Show/Hide, simply provides a set of check boxes for common screen elements such as the Ruler and Gridlines. Simply check a box to enable an element and uncheck a box to hide a specific element from view.
Figure 4. Show/Hide Group
Figure 5. Zoom Group
The Zoom group provides quick commands for changing the zoom level of your current document view. Just like the Document Views group, an additional zoom option can be found on the lower-right portion of your screen in the form of a slider bar.
The Window group contains commands for splitting and arranging documents as well as a command for switching between multiple open Word windows.
Figure 6. Window Group
Finally, the Macros group contains only one command, Macros. Here, you can view and record Word macros.
Figure 7. Macros Group