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HOW TO: How to Show or Hide Hidden Text in Word 2000

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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

  1. On the Tools menu, click Options.
  2. Click the View tab.
  3. Under Formatting Marks, click to either select or clear the Hidden Text check box.
  4. Click OK.
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Method 2: Create a Macro to Turn Hidden Text On or Off

Microsoft provides programming examples for illustration only, without warranty either expressed or implied. This includes, but is not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. This article assumes that you are familiar with the programming language that is being demonstrated and with the tools that are used to create and to debug procedures. Microsoft support engineers can help explain the functionality of a particular procedure, but they will not modify these examples to provide added functionality or construct procedures to meet your specific requirements. The following Visual Basic for Applications sample macro turns hidden text on and off:
Sub ToggleShowHiddenText()   ActiveWindow.View.ShowHiddenText = Not _   ActiveWindow.View.ShowHiddenTextEnd Sub				
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Method 3: Use the Show/Hide Button on Formatting Toolbar

The Show/Hide 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 menu.

NOTE: This command does not turn off any formatting-mark options that you have already individually selected.

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For additional information about Visual Basic forApplications programming resources, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
226118 OFF2000: Programming Resources for Visual Basic for Applications
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