How to View Multiple Pages at Once in Word


When laying out your document in Word, it’s sometimes helpful to view multiple pages on the screen at one time, especially if you have a large monitor. Seeing multiple pages at a time allows you to get a sense of how your overall layout looks.

NOTE: We used Word 2013 to illustrate this feature.

You must be in “Print Layout” view to view multiple pages at one time. If you are not in “Print Layout” view, or if you’re not sure which layout is currently active, click the “View” tab.


In the “Views” section of the “View” tab, click “Print Layout.”


To view multiple pages at one time, keep the “View” tab active. Place your cursor in the text of the first page you want to view in the multiple-page view. In the “Zoom” section, click “Multiple Pages.”


By default, two pages are shown side-by-side. The pages are shrunk so the full pages can be viewed. This is why viewing multiple pages at once is good for reviewing your layout, but not necessarily for reading your document.


To return to viewing one page at a time, click “One Page” in the “Zoom” section of the “View” tab.


The page in which you had placed the cursor displays, but smaller than 100 percent. To zoom back to regular size, click “100%” in the “Zoom” section.


You can view more than two pages at a time. To do so, click the “Zoom” button in the “Zoom” section of the “View” tab.


The “Zoom” dialog box displays. You can zoom to various percentages (including a custom percent), widths, or the whole page. To view multiple pages, select the “Many pages” radio button. Then, click the monitor button below the radio button and select the number of pages you want to view at a time from the drop-down menu.


The “Preview” shows how the pages will be displayed. Click “OK” to accept the change and close the “Zoom” dialog box.


The view changes to show the number of pages at once that you specified.


Remember to go back to viewing one page at a time, click the “One Page” button. To go back to viewing your text at 100 percent, click the “100%” button.

Lori Kaufman is a writer who likes to write geeky how-to articles to help make people's lives easier through the use of technology. She loves watching and reading mysteries and is an avid Doctor Who fan.