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How to preview word documents without opening

Hi everybody, here is a small tip which will help you to preview the contents of a word document file without opening it. If you have many word files and not sure which file contains the required then this tip will make your work easy. Almost all the versions of MS-word support this feature.

Follow the below steps which is explained with screenshots :

  1. Firstly click on Start button, go to Program then click on Microsoft Word to run the word application.
  2. Now go to File menu and click on Open option to open any word file. Here a small dialog will appear with title “Open
  3. Now on the right hand side of the toolbar click the down arrow on Views and choose Preview.
  4. This will open the preview pane.  Click on any file on the left hand side and preview what inside the file.  When you find the file you need just click Open button to open the file.

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    Himanshu
    June 27, 2009 Reply

    Hey thats cool way of seeing our word files... welldone buddy...

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      Sunil Jain
      June 27, 2009 Reply

      @Himanshu thanks dude :)

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    Rose
    January 14, 2011 Reply

    Thank you for this tip. It's useful. I've been using the PC for a quite long time but this is the first time I've know this. Keep on giving tutorials. I'll bookmark this site.

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    Shiva
    March 15, 2011 Reply

    Buddy, you taught us magic. It is such a simple trick yet undiscovered by me. Kudos buddy. Saves me lot of time opening and closing worthless files again and again

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