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Displays non-printable characters within a Google Docs document. Affiche les caractères non-imprimables d'un document.
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Show is an extension that displays non-printable characters within a Google Docs document / Show est une extension qui permet d'afficher les caractères masqués dans un document Google Docs.

Symbols used / Symboles utilisés

⏎	Simple Line Feed / Saut de ligne simple
¶	End of Paragraph / Fin de paragraphe
❡	End of an empty Paragraph / Fin de paragraphe vide
↡	Page feed / Saut de page
▪	Simple Space / Espace simple
→	Tabulation
○	No-Break Space / Espace insécable
◦	Narrow No-break Space / Espace insécable courte
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This will allow Show to :
See, edit, create, and delete all your Google Docs documents
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See your personal info, including any personal info you've made publicly available
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David Popovich
July 30, 2021
I installed it and it worked on one document. Went to the next document and when I try to use it all it show is "Help". Another great feature is when I click "Report and Issue", I'm taken to a web page that says I'm not authorized. I think this project should be handed over to real programmers.
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David Austin
March 29, 2021
i go to add-ons and show is there, but when i click on it, it doesnt come up and all I see is help??? I didnt get it to work on my doc. sigh
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A User of Show
October 5, 2019
It just doesn't work!! I see 'Show', I see a green tick, I even see 'Uninstall' but no formating marks!!!!!!!! I see comments from others that it is VERY buggy. I totally agree with many comments that this should be a basic function of Docs just like Word. - I will have to go back to Word - Pity!
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John Blackledge
July 8, 2021
Be warned: Trying this for the second time, I remembered why I uninstalled it the first time. When I click 'Hide' (as you would when preparing for a publisher) this addon crashes spectacularly leaving several thousand tiny bitmaps in my doc, rendering the doc totally unusable. Good job I kept a spare copy, eh? As other people have said, this should be a standard feature in Google Docs, and I see that all suggestions have been ignored by Google and the thread on their site closed for comments! Google! This means that I have to go back to Windows just to remove white spaces!
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Jamie Tanner
April 1, 2021
This isn't working and it would appear from the comments that this is not new news. Would be great if Google could find the resources somewhere to make this a feature and not just an add-on. We've obviously been spoiled by Microsoft all these years but this is a pretty fundamental function in order to format documents.
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A User of Show
August 12, 2018
Difficult to rate this one: it’s great that somebody has tried to fill a glaring omission from Google Docs. Unfortunately, the limitations of Add-ons only make it partially useful: • The fact it takes a while to process the document to work out which symbol to put where (MS Word is instant) • The fact it doesn’t create new marks as you type • The fact that if you copy and paste text into some other application, it copies the marks as well In the end, Google Docs just isn’t very sophisticated and MS Word, for all of its (many) flaws, is much more functional.
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A User of Show
June 24, 2020
Shows carriage returns. Doesn't show spaces unless you click into the add-on's option menu and select 'show > show > spaces'. Note that selecting 'show > show all' doesn't show spaces. There is no option to show column breaks which is what I was hoping to see. It also doesn't show any formatting marks in real time. To see anything new you have to continuously go into the add-on's option menu and select 'show all'. I'm not sure if it used to work better or not but it certainly doesn't seem very useful in its current state.
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A User of Show
June 21, 2019
When I use thise add-on, I feel like I have to delete it and then re-add it. It will only show the "Help" option. I have tried to refresh the document, but to no avail. I am not sure if this is a bug or if I am simply doing something wrong. I find it rather annoying, however I still need this to do my school reports/projects.
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Eddie Allard
December 16, 2021
It doesn't even show up after you install it.. Straight Trash.
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A User of Show
January 28, 2019
So far, so good! Thanks for making this handy functionality (which, honestly, should be BASIC out-of-the-box functionality in Google docs, anyway) available for free. Sharing a doc with users who think soft returns are a good idea (thereby destroying the ability to apply proper paragraph formatting) was going to drive me mad. If anyone has any issues with how it works, I recommend visiting the author's documentation.
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