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I just upgraded to Office 2007 from Office 2003 (running Windows XP SP2). I
prefer to view my Word documents with "Normal View" (now known as "Draft
View" in Word 2007) as opposed to "Print Layout view."

I understand how to change these views using the "Document Views" option.
However, when I open a file, it automatically opens with "Print Layout view."
With Office 2003, I was able to have it automatically opened in "Draft view."

How do I accomplish this in Word 2007?

Another interesting note: I opened a file in Word 2007 that was created in
Word 2003. I made some changes and then saved it as a Word 2003 file. When
I then opened it in Word 2003, it opened in "Print Layout View" rather than
"Normal View." I switched to "Normal View," made a change, and saved it, but
it would not open up in "Normal View" (in Word 2003). So I'm thinking the
problem has something to do with the way Word 2007 saves documents. But I
hope someone has another solution, because it's really annoying having to
change my view everytime I open a document.

Thank you,

Edited by diggeryo, 11 February 2007 - 11:39 AM.

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I figured it out...Word 2007 has a new option under "Word Options," "Advanced, "General." Make sure you have "Allow opening a document in draft mode" checked.
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Thanks for posting the answer :whistling:
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