Make your document life easier with a treasure trove of simple settings. Click on the File tab in Office 2010 and 2013 and select Options, or the Office Button and the Word Options button in 2007.
Show formatting marks
It is useful to have some formatting marks on documents to help clear up the mystery of strange-looking spacing. Simply set the Show/Hide button to on and leave it. This shows all formatting marks including tabs, spaces, page breaks, section breaks, object anchors, etc.
You can also select the Display category, and look at the choices under “Always show these formatting marks…” With these selections, you display only the formatting marks most useful to you. Most people find it helpful to have spacing and paragraph markers showing. Turning on the space characters too will reveal page breaks but not section breaks. Showing just tabs could be useful, if you’ve imported tabular data from somewhere else into Word. ...(register to read more)