When working in Word XP formatting plays an important role in making your documents appear professional. Learn how they work here.


  • Open a previously saved document.
  • Select the Show/Hide Codes button on the Standard toolbar.
  • Locate a paragraph mark, tab mark, and space mark.
  • Correct any obvious formatting mistakes you may have made.
  • Deselect the Show/Hide Codes button.
  • Save your changes.