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How To Show Or Hide Paragraph Marks In Word?

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Paragraph mark is the symbol to indicate the end of a paragraph and the beginning of a new paragraph. And here this article will introduce several methods to show or hide the paragraph marks in a Word document easily

 Show Or Hide Paragraph Marks By Show/Hide Feature Or Shortcuts

In actual, you can quickly show or hide all paragraph marks in current Word document by Home >  Show/Hide button which can show or hide all paragraph marks and hidden formatting symbols. See screenshot:
doc show paragraph marks 01After turn on the Show/Hide toggle button, you will see the paragraph marks and all hidden formatting symbols as below screenshot shown:
doc show paragraph marks 02

Apart from the Show/Hide button, you can also press Ctrl + Shift + 8 keys together to show or hide all paragraph marks and hidden formatting symbols at ease.

  Always Show Paragraph Marks By Configuring Word Option

This method will guide you to open Word Option dialog box, and then configure word option to show or hide paragraph marks in Word. Please do as follows:

1. Click File > Options to open the Word Options dialog box.

2. In the Word Options dialog box, please click Display in left bar, and then check Paragraph marks option in the Always show these formatting marks on the screen section. See screenshot:
doc show paragraph marks 03

3. Click the OK button to save the configuring.

From now on, all paragraph marks are displaying in the Word document all the time.

(1) After checking the Paragraph marks option in the Word Options dialog box, the Home >  Show/Hide button will not be able to hide paragraph marks.
(2) To hide paragraph marks in this condition, please uncheck the Paragraph marks option in the Word Options dialog box.

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