Add "Show/Hide Paragraph Marks" to Quick Access Toolbar in Word 2010?

  1. CluelessInSeatl's Avatar
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       #1

    Add "Show/Hide Paragraph Marks" to Quick Access Toolbar in Word 2010?


    20H2

    All I can find is "Show/Hide Editing Marks."
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  2. Berton's Avatar
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    On the Ribbon and the Home tab, do you have this Paragraph symbol? This is from Word 15, part of Office 2013 but 2010 should be similar.
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  3. RickC's Avatar
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    As @Berton mentions in his post above, the Home tab (in Word 2010) includes an icon showing a paragraph mark. This, however, is for Show/Hide. Show/Hide toggles the view of multiple hidden formatting symbols... including, but not limited to, paragraph marks.

    If this is all you need then in File > Options > Quick Access Toolbar you can customise the QAT to add this icon from the Home tab.

    Alternatively, If you want to toggle the view of just paragraph marks then you need to create a macro and assign it to the QAT. The macro, at its simplest, will be:
    Code:
    Sub ShowParas()
    '
    ' ShowParas Macro
    ' Shows/Hides paragragh marks
    '
    ActiveWindow.View.ShowParagraphs = Not ActiveWindow.View.ShowParagraphs
    ' Note: For more info, see https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/office/vba/api/word.view.showparagraphs
    End Sub
    (Unfortunately Word 2010 doesn't include a suitable icon to modify/assign to this macro.)

    Hope this helps...
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  4. CluelessInSeatl's Avatar
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    Thanks, guys,

    I had already looked in the Quick Access Customization menu, and was only able to find "Show/Hide" Editing Marks, but no "Show/Hide Paragraph Mark":
    Add "Show/Hide Paragraph Marks" to Quick Access Toolbar in Word 2010?-show-hide-paragraph-mark-missing-quick-access-customiziation.jpg

    Does this mean that in Word 2010, that option isn't available?

    Back in my Word 97 days I created some macros, but that was before the turn of the century, so I'm a bit rusty when it comes to macros.

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  5. RickC's Avatar
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    Scroll further up and you should see Show All under All Commands, i.e. the icon in the Home tab.

    There is no Show Paragraph Marks equivalent, hence my post above to say that the option wasn't available.

    Add "Show/Hide Paragraph Marks" to Quick Access Toolbar in Word 2010?-wrd2010-show_all.png

    (There is also no separate Show Paragraph Marks icon in the Modify Button UI so you would have to choose an alternative or use something like the Office RibbonX Editor to add one.)

    A quick Google search for how to create a macro in word 2010 shows a plethora of examples than can be used as a refresher... the process has not changed since Office '97 days.

    It's probably easier just to record a macro then overwrite the result with the simple VBA 'toggle' code I posted previously.

    Hope this helps...
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  6. Edwin's Avatar
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       #6

    Right click it?

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  7. CluelessInSeatl's Avatar
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       #7

    edwin said:
    right click it?

    BINGO!!! There it is! Big as you please on the right end of my Quick Access Toolbar:

    Add "Show/Hide Paragraph Marks" to Quick Access Toolbar in Word 2010?-paragraph-mark-added-toword-2010-quick-access-toolbar.jpg

    Thanks a million, Edwin!

    Will in Seattle
    a.k.a. "Clueless"


    P.S. Maybe you can solve another unsolved problem for me in another subforum here at TenForums:

    Insert Separator into Open Shell Start Menu?
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