|What version of Word?|
Are you referring to the Reviewing Pane option under Tracking? It's a Toggle. So all you have to do to turn it off is click on it. Make sure neither option is selected.
Or, are you referring to the Preview Pane (Reading Pane Layout)? If the latter, in Word 2010, go to Layout group, click Reading Pane, and then click Right, Bottom, or Off
In 2013, View, Views,PrintLayout. If it's already in Read Mode, just press ESC.
Does that help?
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