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    Color of nonprinting characters (2002/SP3)

    Is it possible to change the onscreen color of nonprinting characters (paragraph mark, tab, space, etc.)?

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    Re: Color of nonprinting characters (2002/SP3)

    Non-printing characters take on the color of surrounding text - if you have a sentence in red, the spaces etc. will be displayed in red too. You cannot set a specific color for non-printing characters.

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    Re: Color of nonprinting characters (2002/SP3)

    If you wanted to, you could manually change all the existing punctuation, tabs, paragraph marks, & spaces using Find/Replace or with a macro. e.g. using Find/Replace & checking "Use Wildcards", you could:
    Find: [^t^13 ^l]@
    Replace: Here you would go to Format/Font & choose a different color. For Word 97, you would have to also place an <font color=red>*</font color=red> in the Replace box.

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    Re: Color of nonprinting characters (2002/SP3)

    That works, but the formatting isn't kept up to date automatically; you'd have to repeat the Find/Replace or rerun the macro after each editing session. I'd rather not think about an application-level event handler or keybinding that tries to keep the formatting up to date permanently...

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