View Object (Word)

Office 2013 and later

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Contains the view attributes (such as show all, field shading, and table gridlines) for a window or pane.

Use the View property to return the View object. The following example sets view options for the active window.

With ActiveDocument.ActiveWindow.View 
 .ShowAll = True 
 .TableGridlines = True 
 .WrapToWindow = False 
End With

Use the Type property to change the view. The following example switches the active window to normal view.

ActiveDocument.ActiveWindow.View.Type = wdNormalView

Use the Percentage property to change the size of the text on-screen. The following example enlarges the on-screen text to 120 percent.

ActiveDocument.ActiveWindow.View.Zoom.Percentage = 120

Use the SeekView property to view comments, endnotes, footnotes, or the document header or footer. The following example displays the current footer in the active window in print layout view.

With ActiveDocument.ActiveWindow.View 
 .Type = wdPrintView 
 .SeekView = wdSeekCurrentPageFooter 
End With