Show/Hide Codes

If you need to show codes Word 2000 allows you to. If you need to hide codes Word 2000 allows it as well. Learn how here.

Reasons to display nonprinting characters

  • General editing: Display nonprinting characters when you need to follow a specified format.
  • Combining two paragraphs: Erase the returns that separate paragraphs. Returns are represented on the screen by paragraph symbolsParagraph code.. Erasing the symbol will erase the return.
  • Deleting tabs: Place the insertion point to the right of the tab symbol Tab code, then press the Backspace key.

Displaying paragraph characters

  • It's easier to combine and separate paragraphs by erasing and inserting actual paragraph symbols.
  • Each paragraph symbol contains important information about the format of the paragraph preceding it, including type size and style, indentation, and borders.