I`ve tried the following with both Word 2002 and Word 97: Open word and it brings up doc 1. Change the view and then close word without saving anything. (If you are prompted to save changes to the normal.dot template say yes however.)
In 2002 version the next time you open word it opens with the last view used. In Word 97 this didn`t work. I had to open word then open the normal.dot template, change the view, then save the template and close word. Reopening brought up the document in the saved view.
Hope this works!