How to View Hidden Text in Word 2007

By Foye Robinson

You don't have to change the format of your hidden text to reveal it in Word 2007. You can change the way hidden text is displayed in your document via the Word Options window. Once visible, hidden text may be modified, deleted or reformatted within a document. If you want to protect the text in your document, you should place it in a separate file and password-protect it instead.

Step 1

Open the document with the hidden text.

Step 2

Select the "Office Button" and choose "Word Options."

Step 3

Click on the "Display" tab in the "Word Options" dialog box.

Step 4

Go to the "Always show these formatting marks on the screen" section. Add a checkmark next to "Hidden text" and click "OK." Any hidden text in the document will now be visible.

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