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Formatting Marks

Description

In Word there is a feature that will mark all spaces and indents with marks or periods so you can visibly see how many spaces you have in a given sentence.

Example:
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Turn Off Formatting Marks

This feature can be turned on or off by clicking this button on your toolbar:

word_formatting_marks_button.jpg

If you cannot see the formatting symbol you can turn the feature on or off by going to Tools > Options and selecting the View tab. You will see a section called Formatting Marks. Inside that section, check the box that says All. This will turn the feature on or off.

Keyboard Shortcut

The default keyboard shortcut for enabling/disabling formatting marks is:

CTRL + *

or

CTRL + SHIFT + 8

Applies to Microsoft Word 2003.

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