View.ReadingLayoutActualView Property (Word)

Sets or returns a Boolean that represents whether pages displayed in reading layout view are displayed using the same layout as printed pages.

expression .ReadingLayoutActualView

expression An expression that returns a View object.

In reading layout view, pages are not displayed with the full content contained in the literal printed pages, as you would see in normal view or in print layout view. Instead they are displayed in screens. When the ReadingLayoutActualView property is set to True, the document is displayed as it would appear when printed. On smaller monitors, this requires a zoom level that makes the document hard to read, but it is fine for larger monitors.

The following example displays the pages in reading layout view as they would appear if they were printed.

ActiveWindow.View.ReadingLayout = True 
ActiveWindow.View.ReadingLayoutActualView = True

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