This article explains how to show or hide any hidden text in your Microsoft Word document.
To do this, use one of the following methods.
Method 1: Manually Switch Hidden Text Viewing
- On the Tools menu, click Options.
- Click the View tab.
- Under Formatting Marks, click to either select or clear the
Hidden Text check box.
- Click OK.
Method 2: Create a Macro to Turn Hidden Text On or Off
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The following Visual Basic for Applications sample macro turns hidden text on and off:
ActiveWindow.View.ShowHiddenText = Not _
Method 3: Use the Show/Hide Button on Formatting Toolbar
button on the Formatting
toolbar turns on or off the All
option for Formatting Marks
. This option appears on the View
tab under Options
on the Tools
: This command does not turn off any formatting-mark options that you have already individually selected.
For additional information about Visual Basic forApplications programming resources, click the article number below
to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
OFF2000: Programming Resources for Visual Basic for Applications
Article ID: 198547 - Last Review: June 17, 2005 - Revision: 2.0
- Microsoft Word 2000 Standard Edition
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