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How to show or hide text boundaries in Word?

Users of Microsoft Word can see the exactly boundaries of document with Text Boundaries. This tutorial will show you the ways to quickly show or hide text boundaries in Word.

Show or hide text boundaries in Word 2003

Show or hide text boundaries in Word 2007/2010/2013

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Step 1: select Options from Tools menu;

Step 2: click View tab, check Text boundaries in Print and Web Layout options group to show text boundaries in document.


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

Step 1: Click File tab  and then click Options when using Word 2010/2013. Click Office icon Word 2007.

Step 2: click Advanced >> check Show text boundaries in Show document content to show text boundaries in document, and uncheck to hide them.


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

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2. Check or uncheck the Text Boundaries check box in the Display Setting dialog to show or hide the text boundaries. See screenshot:

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You can see the result as shown as below:

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    Tim Slager · 12 days ago
    Workaround:
    Use grid settings (you can add it to Quick Access Toolbar from list of commands).
    Set Horizontal spacing to width of page minus margins.
    Select Use margins.
    Select Display gridlines on screen.
    Select Vertical every, and set at one.
    Toggle Gridlines on and off on the View tab.

    I use this with crop marks and don't bother with horizontal lines.
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    rusa · 2 years ago
    I have same question. It's very important for my work to have text boundary only around the page, without lines after each "enter". Hopefully someone would solve this issue for me ?
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    rusa · 2 years ago
    I have same concern.If someone could solve this problem for me, it is of great importance for my work to have just text boindary around the pages without lines showing up between each "enter". In anticipation of helpful comments.
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    rusa · 2 years ago
    I have same concern regarding text boundaries in word 2013, having strange lines between all enters. Why?? It tires eyes. And while formating I need JUST page boundaries, like all previous word programs had, at least word 2003, 2007 and 2010. PĹEASE let me know what to do.
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    Sheri · 3 years ago
    Thank you this was very helpful! :-)