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  • When working in my form, especially the header, my document flips into draft view.  Please help

    Wednesday, August 26, 2015 8:30 PM

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  • By design, in print view the header/footer appear faded. If you switch to the header/footer for editing, the body appears faded. Is this what you are talking about?

    If not, could you perhaps attach a screen shot?

    Charles Kenyon Madison, WI

    Thursday, August 27, 2015 2:33 AM
  • Hi,

    According to your description, my understanding is that Word keeps randomly switching to draft view when you edited? Am I right? If yes, please see this article:


    If I misunderstood something, please feel free let me know.


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    • Proposed as answer by George123345 Monday, September 7, 2015 7:40 AM
    • Marked as answer by George123345 Tuesday, September 8, 2015 7:39 AM
    • Edited by George123345 Tuesday, September 8, 2015 7:58 AM
    • Unmarked as answer by George123345 Tuesday, September 8, 2015 7:58 AM
    • Unproposed as answer by Chloe Wang Monday, November 23, 2015 5:01 AM
    Thursday, August 27, 2015 5:19 AM
  • This problem could be caused by a poorly designed add-in. Work through the manual troubleshooting steps that refer to COM and Startup folder add-ins in the Knowledge Base article at https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/921541.

    Stefan Blom, Microsoft Word MVP

    Tuesday, September 8, 2015 7:47 AM
  • See my previous answer. Could you perhaps describe more of what is happening and what you are doing when it happens.

    See Add-Ins in Microsoft Word for more about controlling Add-Ins.

    Charles Kenyon Madison, WI

    Wednesday, September 9, 2015 12:04 AM