Non-printing characters can be displayed to give you a visual representation of spaces, paragraph breaks, page breaks, and more. This quick tip shows how to enable non-printing characters and how to read them.
- [Narrator] Sometimes it can be hard to tell…how many spaces you have between words or identify…other invisible elements.…In this case, you should enable Non-printing characters.…In the home ribbon, just click on…the Non-printing characters button.…This reveals several symbols in the document.…These are not visible on the printed page…but can help you with your formatting.…The dot represents a space.…This can help you find when you have two spaces…when there should only be one.…This symbol represents a new paragraph.…
I have a blank paragraph here, so I should…delete that to close this space.…I can also see Page and Section Breaks…and Column Breaks.…When you're finished just turn…the Non-printing characters off again.…
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- Drawing a table
- Adding page breaks
- Formatting text in a table
- Using section breaks to control column layouts
- Properly adding space between paragraphs
- Starting page numbering later in a document
- Recovering a document after a crash
- Including both portrait and landscape pages in a document
- Saving to Google Drive from within Word
- Editing PDF content in Word
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1. Word Quick Tips
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