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How to hide or show no width optional breaks in Word

Author: Sun Last Modified: 2014-02-14

If we need to show or hide optional breaks in the document, we can get it done as the following ways.

Show or hide optional breaks in Word

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If you need to show optional breaks in Word 2010/2013, please click File > Options > Display, and check Optional breaks box, then click OK. (In Word 2007, please click Office button > Options > Display.) See screenshot:

If you need to hide it, just uncheck the Optional breaks box.

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With Kutools for Word's Display Settings utility, you can quickly switch between hide and show the optional breaks.

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Step 1. Click Enterprise > Display Settings, see screenshot:

Step 2. If you want to show the optional breaks, please check the Optional Breaks box in the pop-up Display Settings dialog, and click Close. If you don’t want to show them, keep the Optional Breaks box unchecked. See screenshot:

With Display Settings utility, you also can display or hide hidden text, bookmarks, field codes and so on quickly. For more detailed information about Display Settings, please go to Display Settings.

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