Live Preview not working in Publisher 2016

Last updated: September 2016


The Live Preview feature no longer previews formatting changes. This feature allows you to see how formatting options, such as recoloring a picture, will look as you hover over them, and before applying them to text or a picture.

Status: Feature Removed

The Live Preview feature has been removed from Publisher 2016 starting with version 16.0.7070.2022. You may also notice that the Enable Live Preview options under File > Options > General > User Interface options are no longer available in the latest versions.

Enable Live Preview feature in Publisher 2016

For more information on features that have been removed in Office 2016, please visit Changes in Office 2016 for Windows.

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