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Cannot edit text in print preview in Microsoft Word

Symptoms
In Microsoft Word 2010 and later, you cannot edit text in print preview. This is because Edit mode does not work in print preview. Edit mode lets you edit the print preview without returning to the document.
Resolution
To resolve this issue, use the Print Preview Edit Mode feature instead of print preview. To do this, use one of the following methods:

Method 1 Add the Print Preview Edit Mode feature to the Quick Access Toolbar
  1. On the File menu, click Options.
  2. Click Quick Access Toolbar, and then click All Commands in the Choose commands from drop-down list.
  3. Click Print Preview Edit Mode, and then click Add.
  4. Click OK.
Method 2 Add the Print Preview Edit Mode feature by customizing a ribbon
  1. On the File menu, click Options.
  2. Click Customize Ribbon, and then click All Commands in the Choose commands from drop-down list.
  3. Click Print Preview Edit Mode, and then click Add.
  4. Click OK.
Developers can add the PrintPreviewEditMode control to a custom ribbon. Or, developers can make a custom control to run the Print Preview Edit Mode feature through the OnAction callback method of the control.
More information
For more information about how to customize a ribbon, visit the following Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) website:
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Article ID: 980515 - Last Review: 09/24/2015 03:34:00 - Revision: 6.0

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