I have been missing for a long time the page boundaries, that have been removed by MS a couple of years ago. I found at: How do I show the page margin in Word 2016? a Macro (I cannot comment there direclty, not enough frequent flyer miles here), that turns them on. However, the question is: how do I turn them off again? The issue is, that when I uncommented the line: ' ActiveDocument.GridOriginFromMargin = True As suggested in the post, it created a checkered page like here: screenshot . How do I get rid of this? I cannot quite figure this out.



The VBA command you are looking for is:

ActiveDocument.ActiveWindow.View.ShowCropMarks = True

In Office 365 the option is available on the File > Options > Advanced dialog.

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  • Yes, I am aware of that option, but it is not quite what I was looking for (and aparently quite a few others). The crop marks show "crosses" at the corners of the text boundaries, but they don't show the text boundaries themselfes (if that makes sense). However - my initial question here is still: how do I now get rid of those ugly squares / checkers? A bit annoying and I feel really stupid... – tstolt Mar 15 at 13:02
  • Do you want page borders visible in the printed document? It's not completely clear what you're trying to do or what you want a completed document to look like. – MAK Mar 15 at 16:01
  • sorry, if I am not clear. Forget about Word options. The problem is that I have used the Macro from: superuser.com/questions/1286876/… Now, all my Word documents are checkered, like in the screenshot above. How do I get rid of them checkers? Thanks – tstolt Mar 16 at 17:27

Ok, silly me, I figured it out. I need to get back into Windows Macros at some point.

All it took was a Options.DisplayGridLines = False towards the end, and the grid lines went away.

Thanks all!

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