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I'm creating some instructional material and sharing it with coworkers via Google Docs. I have Ownership and Edit rights on these documents while my co-workers have Read access.

The document is properly formatted when I view my work in Edit mode. Here's a screenshot:

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But when my readers view this same document, they get this retro page-style view, like something from 90's era Microsoft Word. Notice the gap and physical page breaks, as though the document were going to be sent to a physical printer:

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After a bit of research I discovered that the printer-style view can be turned on and off using the Print Layout toggle:

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...but for reasons I don't quite understand, when the document is viewed by my coworkers in Read mode, that retro style Print Layout becomes the default and the option to turn it off is removed:

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So everyone other than the editor who views this document is forced to do so using this ridiculous printer-centric layout. Is there a way to turn this off?

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In your non-"print mode" document, there appears to be a page break above the image (the light gray line). Perhaps that is the cause of at least some of your problems.

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