My apologize about recommending optimal view, as i seemed to have missed your
Yes i think having a view that a user can select which disables the gutters and
the 3d page edge effect would be a useful feature as i was going to suggest it
for touch screen users.
I was able to fake this view by going into Tools > Options > Appearance, and
setting Application Background to white and unchecking Shadows. Is this a
sufficient enough fix the the problem you are posing or are you looking for
something exactly like iWork Pages.