Show or hide formatting marks

 Note   For information on turning off revision marks, see Track changes and insert comments.

Show or hide formatting marks

  • On the Home tab, in the Paragraph group, click Show/Hide.

The Show/Hide command in the Paragraph group

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

  1. Click the File tab.
  1. Under Help, click Options.
  2. Click Display.
  3. 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.

Turn off squiggly lines

The red, green, and blue squiggly lines indicate potential errors in spelling and grammar.

To turn the squiggly lines off, do the following:

  1. Click the File tab.
  1. Under Help, click Options.
  2. Click Proofing.
  3. Under When correcting spelling and grammar in Word, clear the check boxes for the items that you want to turn off.
 
 
Applies to:
Word 2010