On the Home tab, in the Paragraph group, click Show/Hide.
The Show/Hide button doesn't turn off all formatting marks
The Show/Hide button will not hide all formatting marks if you selected certain marks, such as paragraph marks or spaces, to be displayed at all times.
Turn off selected formatting marks
- Click the Microsoft Office Button , and then click Word Options.
- Click Display.
- Under Always show these formatting marks on the screen, clear the check boxes for any formatting marks that you do not want to show in your documents at all times.
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