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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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Design View also allows you to select and drag controls to change the design, but you need to go to Print Preview or Layout view to see how the changes will look.
Print Preview: Books@Ovid incorporates the print preview function providing a single, integrated view of text and images to save time and improve presentation quality.
NET adds sophisticated printing and print preview capabilities to Windows Forms applications and features an enhanced object model, a more robust and modular design, improved performance, and more.
Print preview -- when using these products in standalone mode, the color LCD previews how the printed image will appear.
1" color display monitor -- Print preview capability on monitor display -- E-mail arrival Alert function -- Online 24/7, no dial-up connections needed -- L-Mode* compatible -- Facsimile functions now uses plain paper
Print Preview tightly integrates the RP Work-in-Process system with the Internet for thin-client review for approval or rejection of partially completed documents.
In addition, many of our customers already use the SwiftView Viewer for print preview, so it's a name they can trust.
5 also has new print preview and enhancement functions.
McRitchie added that additional features such as customizable view layouts, print preview, improved charts, and an enhanced tool bar are all new improvements designed to make the estimator's life a little easier.
Print Preview: The standard JetForm Central(TM) print preview feature