I want to view the document under web-layout view mode the same way as we can do in Microsoft Word.

How can I do that?

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At this time, there are only two views Print Layout on/off.

Click menu View > Print layout

For viewing a document as a web page the only way is to publish the document, but the published version is read only.

Publish a document, spreadsheet, presentation, or drawing - Google Editors Help

  • 2
    Print Layout mode is not helping at all; from my side. I've just tried it.
    – Nam G VU
    Commented May 23, 2015 at 5:11
  • 1
    @NamGVU Turning it off removes the margins between pages
    – wjandrea
    Commented Aug 27, 2018 at 3:40
  • This! thank you
    – Topde
    Commented Jun 24, 2023 at 15:39

This question is old and there has been an update.

Go to File > Page Setup. You will see the option to select Pageless. This is equivalent to the Web Layout of Microsoft Word.

Pageless in Google Document

  • It becomes an equivalent to Web Layout in MS Word only after choosing "Full" in "Format" > "Text width".
    – ZygD
    Commented Sep 26, 2022 at 14:00

If the aim is to view more page with fewer margins, the closest work-around is to change the page size to something bigger. This can always be reverted.

  1. File > Page Setup
  2. Take note of existing settings - specifically Orientation and Paper size, such that they can be reverted later
  3. Change the Orientation to Landscape
  4. Under Paper size, select A3 (29.7cm x 42.0cm)
  5. Press OK

You can deselect View → Print Layout and then install the addon "stylus" and make your own style to get rid of the dotted lines that separate each page:

.kix-page-compact::before {
    border: 0;

That's not an option.

But you can use google docs in your phone to get a similar visual effect to web layout in word, that is: larger text that fits the screen better. At least that's the reason I use that word feature.

  • How??? when i view a google doc on my iPhone in Safari, the margins are so big it squishes the text in the middle & images do not scale down. Commented Jan 24, 2022 at 19:50
  • unfortunately, the answer for me is - if you have to view it on a phone, you must use the Google Docs APP. doing that fixes all the formatting issues i was having. Commented Jan 25, 2022 at 21:44

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