How to show or hide section breaks in Word?

Section breaks are hidden in document by default, and it can’t be shown without showing all formatting marks.

Show or hide section breaks in Word 2003

--Show or hide section breaks by show/hide button

--Setting options to show or hide section breaks

Show or hide section breaks in Word 2007/2010/2013

>--Show or hide section breaks by show/hide button

--Setting options to show or hide section breaks

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        Show or hide section breaks by show/hide button

Click Show/hide button in the ribbon

Or you can use the keyboard shortcut of Show/hide function: Ctrl+* or Shift+Ctrl+*

        Setting options to show or hide section breaks

Step 1: click Tools tab > click Options;

Step 2: click View tab > check All item in Formatting marks group to show section breaks in document.


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        Show or hide section breaks by show/hide button

Click Show/hide button of Paragraph group of Home tab

Or use the keyboard shortcut to turn on or turn off Show/hide function: Ctrl+* or Shift+Ctrl+*

        arrow blue right bubbleSetting options to show or hide section breaks

Step 1:

Click Office icon word07-officeicon and then click Word Options when using Word 2007;

Click File tab  and then click Options when using Word 2010/2013.

Step 2: click Display > check Show all formatting marks to section breaks in document.


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1. Please apply the utility by clicking Enterprise > Display Setting. See screenshot:

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2. Check or uncheck Show All in the Display Setting dialog to show or hide section breaks in Word. See screenshot:

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You can see the result as shown as below:

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