Changing color of formatting marks
Editing would be so much faster if there were a way to display formatting marks in a different color than plain black. It confuses me when reading the text.
Thanks for the great feedback! We will consider this feedback for a potential future update.
As someone who uses Word a ton at their job with writing and copy editing, this is a must have feature as it helps with ease of use! It boggles my mind why Word for Windows is so clunky and devoid of the simple quality-of-life features that Word for Mac (which I use on my work computer) has. With the pandemic and having to work at home, I use my PC more than my work computer these days.
Yeah...this is a great idea.
Please do this, MS. I have the black editing marks and these are confusable with the black content text.
Will Leahey commented
Please make this change.
seriously. please make this improvement.
three years have gone by since Word Product Team acknowledged this comment.
...a thousand days of users enduring... make it happen!
other forums are asking for this back in 2010.
They already know it's a good idea, as evidenced by this feature's inclusion in MAC version... please.
I agree this would make things so much easier. Please make this happen, please.
Please do this, Microsoft, I hate the black formatting marks.
Yes yes please!!! I deal with this 8th a day, and all the black dots arrows and stars will drive me insane! PLEASE consider adding this feature ASAP!
Has this been updated at all? It would make life so much easier.
David Bond commented
Please, please, please do this. Visible WhiteSpace is GREAT in Visual Studio, because you can set it to a very faint color. It is AWFUL in Word as it is the same color as the test!
looking forward to seeing this update in Word for Windows
is there any update?
This is a great Idea!!! Small print and changing fonts can make the same color formatting marks so difficult to see.
This is an excellent idea.
My engineers get very confused when I've inserted a non-breaking space formatting mark between characters. They think I've inserted the degree symbol and have a tendency to change the formatting.
I would also like to see this added to the Windows version of Word.
Viewing formatting marks in Windows is just black marks with black text whereas on Mac it is blue marks with black text which is much easier to decipher.
This is just standard in any programming IDE. And I really miss it in Word...
Yes, that's been an excellent feature of the Mac version for a long time. You can't change the color, but they are displayed in light gray/blue.
Michael mello commented
upvote for this feature request
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