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How to show or hide optional hyphen in Word

Author: Sun Last Modified: 2013-07-24

When you need to show or hide optional hyphen, how can you get it done? Let’s introduce the tricks for you.

Show or hide optional hyphen in Word

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arrow blue right bubbleShow or hide optional hyphen in Word

In Word 2010/2013, if you want to show optional hyphen, please click File > Options > Display, and check Optional hyphens box, then click OK.(In Word 2007, click Office button to choose Options.) See screenshot:

If you want to hide it, please uncheck the Optional hyphens box.


arrow blue right bubble Show or hide optional hyphen with Kutools for Word

With Kutools for Word’s Display Settings utility, you can quickly show or hide optional hyphen in Word.

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

Step 2. To check or uncheck Optional Hyphens box in Display Setting dialog to show or hide optional hyphens. See screenshot:

In Display Settings, you also can display or hide paragraph marks, object location, spaces and so on quickly.

For more detailed information about Display Settings, please go to Display Settings.


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