How to hide or show drawings and textboxes on screen in Word 2010

'Show drawings and text boxes on screen' feature allows a user to view the drawings and text boxes on the screen when you are using the Draft view, and text wrap feature is enabled in Microsoft Word 2010 for working. However, you will be able to see the pictures, or an object file, in the Web Layout view or Print Layout view. Empty boxes will appear in place of the images or an object file in Draft view, when text wrapping feature is enabled for it. So you can use the option for showing the text boxes and drawing on screen to view the pictures and object files. This option comes disabled when you install Word 2010 for the first time on your computer. A user is allowed to either hide or show drawings and text boxes as per his/her needs. Go through some of the steps mentioned below, which will help you learn how you can hide or show text boxes and drawings on screen.

Steps to hide or show text boxes and drawings on screen: -

1. You have to start the process by invoking the dialog box for 'Word Options'. It can be open by following anyone of the two steps mentioned below, but first of all you have to start by clicking on "Microsoft Office" button at the top right corner of "Word 2010" ribbon.

a) After that click on the button labelled as "Options", it located below the "Word" tab.



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b) After that click on the "Word" tab. Now search for the "Options" tab in the right part of "Word" tab. You will find it located below the "Microsoft Tools" section, and then click on "Options" tab.



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2. After opening the dialog box for "Word Options", click on the tab labelled as "Advanced" in the left panel of the dialog box for "Word Options". Then look for an option labelled as "Show drawings and text boxes on screen" and its checkbox, under the section "Show document content". Click in the checkbox to mark it as checked, this will enable the feature for showing images and text boxes on screen in a word document.

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After opening the dialog box for "Word Options", click on the tab labelled as "Advanced" in the left panel of the dialog box for "Word Options". Then look for an option labelled as "Show drawings and text boxes on screen" and its checkbox, under the section "Show document content". Click in the checkbox to mark it as unchecked (i.e. cleared), this will disable the feature for showing images and text boxes on screen in a word document.



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3. At last close the dialog box for "Word Options" by clicking the "OK" button located in its bottom part.



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Now you are familiar with the idea of showing or hiding drawings and text boxes in Word 2010.

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