I’ve been a diehard WordPerfect user for a long time, but now I realize,
although reluctantly, I must join my colleagues using Word. However, to
make the transition less painful, I’m looking for a way to get Word to
emulate WordPerfect by showing the formatting of what I type—a very
helpful feature. Any ideas?
Starting in Office 2000, you can do that. Click on Help
on the toolbar and then on What’s This?
A faster way is to press Shift+F1.
Then, click on the paragraph in
which you want the formatting revealed, and it produces the
You also can set up a toolbar button that toggles the screen of
selected text. Here’s how to set up such a button: Go to
Tools, Customize , and if it’s not already
highlighted, click on the Commands tab. Under
Categories , cursor down to View
and drag the Reveal Formatting icon up to
the toolbar (see screenshot below).