Do you like the default Word settings? If not, you can easily customize portions of the Word program to make it perform more in line with the way you work.
Although you can display all formatting marks, you also can limit the formatting marks that Word displays to more clearly view your document.
Using the Show/Hide icon displays all formatting marks.
Control the Display of Formatting Marks
The Word Options dialog box appears.
Word displays only the selected formatting marks in your document. ...