When composing an e-mail message, you might see what appear as strange symbols within your text. These symbols are actually formatting marks. Formatting marks are used to assist with text layout. They do not appear on a printout of the message.
Examples of formatting marks are circled in this illustration. Examples shown include space, manual line break, paragraph, tab, and non-breaking space.
Editing a message with formatting marks enabled is a personal preference. You might find them more useful when you are designing content with a specific look — or layout — in mind. Formatting marks are turned off by default in Microsoft Office Outlook 2007. To turn formatting marks on or off, do the following:
- In the message window, on the Format Text tab, in theParagraph group, click Show/Hide.