I have Word for Mac 2011, version 14.4.5. I have currently turned on the formatting marks (dots for spaces, arrows for tabs, paragraph marks, etc.). I want to turn the marks off but I don't know how. All the information I can find online is for the Windows version of Word.

  • Did you check Word > Preferences > View > Non-printing Characters? – CharlieRB May 4 '16 at 19:37
  • @CharlieRB That works, you should submit that as an answer. – NeutronStar May 4 '16 at 19:46
  • To everybody: any idea why I got a downvote? Is this question "too easy" for this site? I spent a long time Googling around to try and find the answer but could not. – NeutronStar May 4 '16 at 19:47

Go to Word > Preferences > View > Non-printing Characters and uncheck what you do not want displayed.

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