How do you see hidden text messages?

Answered by Jason Smith

To view hidden text messages in Word, you can follow these steps:

1. Open the Word document that contains the hidden text messages.

2. Click on the “File” tab located in the top-left corner of the Word window.

3. In the menu that appears, click on “Options” to open the “Word Options” dialog box.

4. Within the “Word Options” dialog box, click on the “Display” tab on the left-hand side.

5. Scroll down to the section titled “Always show these formatting marks on the screen.”

6. In this section, you will find various options for displaying different types of formatting marks in your Word document. To view hidden text messages, make sure to check the box next to “Hidden text.”

7. Once you have checked the “Hidden text” box, click on the “OK” button to save your settings and close the “Word Options” dialog box.

Now, any hidden text messages within the Word document will become visible on your screen. These hidden texts are usually indicated by a dotted underline, which differentiates them from regular visible text.

It’s important to note that hidden text is not printed by default and will only be visible on the screen when the “Hidden text” option is enabled. If you want to print the hidden text as well, you will need to adjust the printing settings accordingly.

In my personal experience, hidden text messages can be useful for adding additional information or comments to a document without cluttering the visible content. This can be particularly helpful when collaborating on a document with others or when creating a draft that includes internal notes or instructions.

By enabling the display of hidden text, you can easily access and review these messages without having to make any permanent changes to the document. It provides a convenient way to see the complete content of the document, including any hidden elements that may be important for understanding or editing purposes.

The ability to view hidden text messages in Word allows for more flexibility and control over the presentation and organization of your document’s content.