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preview mode

A function in an application that displays exactly how the contents of the current document or window will print so that corrections can be made before the actual printing. In the days of character-based interfaces, a preview was vital to see how fonts and graphics would print. However, with today's applications, a preview mode is still quite useful, especially for Web pages, which often print in an erratic manner. In addition, page breaks become more conspicuous on long documents. See screen capture.
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In Chrome 13, the PDF viewer takes on yet a new role: As a print preview feature.
To replace the Print icon with the Print Preview icon in Internet Explorer 6, do the following:
EBSCO has also made some enhancements to the DynaMed interface, including improved result-screen navigation, new Print Preview functionality, new email functionality, and more.
Choose Print Preview from the File menu, and in the Preview window click the Page Setup button (second from the left).
The latest edition is said to provide such features as gage R&R with scheduler; reports and spreadsheets that can be transmitted as web pages via e-mail; three new chart options, including six sigma capability chart, overlay chart and three-chart; customizable ID labels on spreadsheets; startup screen with drawing or procedures display option; merge and trim data file functions; COM port interface for testing new gage connections; message log that chronologically tracks all communications associated with a process; data log that tracks changes and deletions of data; and print preview of reports.
Publisher 2002 includes popular Office productivity features such as headers and footers, Print Preview, customizable toolbars, Office Clipboard, OfficeArt, thesaurus, AutoRecover, and simultaneous access to multiple documents.
This new version features a lot of enhancements as follows: improved Print Preview support; an Image Editor, allowing you to rotate, scale, and crop captured images; and a completely redesigned Save As feature.
The author has put some careful thought into the interface and included handy features often overlooked by other programmers, such as a "now" button in the time dialog and a print preview command.
Featuring cut, paste, multi-level undo and print preview, MusicEase 7.
5 includes print preview and modification enhancements, giving users control over the printing of web pages and automatically scaling pages to fit the paper.
The package lacks a Print Preview option under the File menu.