Before you print a Word 2013 document, preview the look of the final document. Yeah, even though your document is supposed to look the same on the screen as it does on paper, you may still see surprises: missing page numbers, blank pages, screwy headers, and other jaw-dropping blunders, for example.


Preview your document on the Print screen.

You only need to remember to peruse your document before printing it. Follow these steps:


Save your document.

Yep — always save. Saving before printing is a good idea.


Click the File tab.

The file screen will appear.


Choose the Print item from the left side of the File screen.

You see the Print screen.


Use the buttons at the bottom of the screen to page through your document.

You can use the Zoom control to enlarge or reduce the image. Look at the margins. If you’re using footnotes, headers, or footers, look at how they lay out. The idea is to spot anything that’s dreadfully wrong before you print.

When you’re ready, you can print the document. Basically you click the big Print button. Or when things need to be repaired, click the Back button to return to your document.

Sideways printing, paper sizes, and other document-related options are set when you format your document's pages. These are Word functions, not ones you set when you print.