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How to show or hide spaces in Word?

Author: Amanda Li Last Modified: 2013-09-03

Users can be sure of how many spaces are used between consecutive words by showing spaces.

Show or hide spaces in Word 2003

Show or hide spaces in Word 2007/2010/2013

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arrow blue right bubble Show or hide spaces in Word 2003

Step 1: click Tools > click Options

Step 2: click View tab > check Spaces in Formatting marks group

Or you can press Show/hide  button in Toolbar

The keyboard shortcut of Show/hide button: Ctrl+* or Shift+Ctrl+8


arrow blue right bubble Show or hide spaces in Word 2007/2010/2013

Step 1:

click Officeicon  when using Word 2007, and then click Word Options;

click Filetab  when using Word 2010 or Word 2013, and then click Options.

Step 2: click Display > check Spaces in Always show these formatting marks on the screen group to show spaces in documen


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With Kutools for Word, users can quickly show or hide formatting marks such as spaces in document.

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

2. Check or uncheck the Spaces check box in the Display Setting dialog to show or hide the spaces. See screenshot:

You can see the result as shown as below:

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